As Cameroon wait eagerly to know their opponents in the 2019 AFCON, Lions continue with Business as usual in their respective clubs abroad over the weekend.
Joel Matip played a fourteenth consecutive game alongside Virgil Van Dijk in defense for Liverpool in their 1-3 win against Southampton.
Liverpool are in a two horse race with Manchester City for the Premier League title with five games left.
Brighton & Hove Albion were hoping to surprise Manchester City in their FA Cup semifinal game in Wembley.
They had a good game but City qualified for the finals to face Watford with a 1-0 win. Cameroon’s Gaetan Bong settled for a place on the bench for the Seagulls.
Parma were forced to a 0-0 draw at home by Torino. Reliable Cameroon defender Nicolas Nkoulou Doubena kept his place in Walter Mazzari’s back three for Torino.
He is in contention for Torino’s player of the season.
Cameroon defender Allan Nyom has rediscovered his youthful athleticism at Leganes. He played the entire game in their 1-1 draw with Deportivo Alaves.
Sevilla beat Real Valladolid 0-2 without their 25years old Cameroon midfielder Ibrahim Amadou who was left on the bench for the entire game by their new coach Joaquin Caparros.
Real Betis made their home advantage count in their 2-1 win against relegation fighters Villarreal. Though in fine form, Cameroon International forward Karl Toko Ekambi did not score despite the fact that he played the entire game for Villarreal.
On his part, midfielder Wilfrid Kaptoum watched from the bench as his team Betis claimed the win.
In the Spanish Segunda Division, Etramadura defeated Almeria 1-0 in the absence of one of Almeria’s regular performers, Cameroon midfielder Yann Brice Eteki. But his compatriot and teammate defender Lucien Owona kept his place in the team and even saw yellow at the 66th minute.
12th placed Mainz 05 showed no mercy to visitors Freiburg. Sandro Schwarz’s men were comfortable 5-0 winners. Midfielder Pierre Kunde Malong saw yellow at the 41st before making way for Karim Onisiwo at the 55th minute.
Eintracht Frankfurt’s coach Adi Hutter had chosen to give his young Cameroon defender Evans Ndicka a breather in their away game against Shalke 04. He was forced to bring him on at the 38th minute for the injured Martin Hinteregger. They secured a precious 1-2 victory.
FC Nürnberg’s coach Boris Schommers left out Cameroon international winger Salli Edgar from his team that traveled to earn 1-1 draw against VfB Stuttgart. Edgar has been out of the team most often this season.
In the German second tier, Holstein Kiel defeated FC St. Pauli at home 2-1. Their coach Tim Walter gave forward Yann Bisseck the last two minutes of regular play time in the game, while Franck Evina was left to watch the entire game besides the coach.
MSV Duisburg lost at home 2-4 to FC Ingolstadt, but the visitors were without their Cameroon defender Marvin Matip who was left out of the team by coach Tomas Oral.
Bordeaux got a first league win under new coach Paulo Soussa. They defeated Marseille 2-0. Their Guinean goal scorer Francois Komano made way for a potential Indomitable Lion, midfielder Albert Lottin at the 83rd minute. 18 years old Cameroon midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni was left out of the team.
Marseille’s coach Rudi Garcia introduced Cameroon forward Clinton Njie at the 83rd minute for Maxime Lopez to no effect.
Angers played to an entertaining 3-3 draw with Rennes. Angers’ coach Stephane Moulin was happy to welcome back his top scorer Stephane Bahoken. The Cameroon striker took his seasons goal tally to double figures with his 52nd minute strike.
For Rennes, 20 years old Cameroon defender Gerzino Nyamsi played the entire game while forwards Jordan Siebatcheu and James Edward Lea Siliki were both absent from Julien Stephane’s team.
There was a 1-1 draw between relegation strugglers Guingamp and Monaco at the Roudourou Stadium. Cameroon defender Felix Eboa Eboa scored Guingamp’s goal at the 23rd minute.
Indomitable Lions captain Eric Maxime Choupo-Moting had a game of all emotions in PSG’s 2-2 home draw against Strasbourg. He opened the scoring for the French Champions elect at the 13minute in a game that could have seen them crowned champions with a win. Before making way for Kylian Mbappe at the 60th minute he had inexplicably prevented a chip over the goalkeeper from his teammate Christopher Nkunku from finding the back of the net.
Cameroon’s Adrien Tameze for Nice and Ambroise Oyongo Bitolo for Montpellier were both absent when their teams met over the weekend at Allianz Riviera.
Cameroon striker Ignatius Kpene Ganago was given a run in the home sides 1-0 win at 87th minute when he came in for Bassem Srarfi.
Malik Tchokounte came in at the 78th minute for Enzo Crivelli in Caen’s 2-0 loss to Nimes. Caen’s coach Fabian Mercadal has been using the 29years old forward sparingly.
In the French Ligue 2, there was an eighth goal of the season for 19years old potential Indomitable Lion Bryan Mbeumo in Troyes 0-1 win away to Valenciennes. He grabbed the lone goal of the game at the 62nd minute.
Ajax of Amsterdam have leapfrogged PSV Eindhoven to the top spot in the Dutch Eredivisie with an emphatic 1-4 win away at Willem 11. Their Cameroon international goalkeeper who recently prolonged his contract Andre Onana proved ones again why he is so highly rated.
In the Dutch Eerste Divisie, 23 years old Cameroon defender Moise Emmanuel Mbende featured in his 21st game of the season for Cambuur who were beaten 4-2 by Telstar.
There was a rare start for Cameroon goalkeeper Fabrice Ondoa for Oostende in their 2-1 win against KFCO Beerschot Wilrijk who came into this game without their Cameroon forward Marius Noubisi.
Cameroon winger Didier Lamkel Ze got only his second goal of the season in a season that has seen him play very regularly for Royal Antwerp. The 22 years old got Antwerp’s first at the 39th minute in 1-2 win against Anderlecht.
Cameroon forward Serge Tabekou Ouambe played the entire game for Union St. Gilloise in their 5-1 win against Waasland-Beveren.
Royal Excel Mouscron lost at home 2-3 to Cercle Brugge without their Cameroonians. Franck Boya was suspended while Fabrice Olinga was simply left out by the coach.
Nacional drew 0-0 at home with Aves with their 22years old Douala born goalkeeper Ohoulo Framelin on the bench.
Joel Tagueu led the line for Maritimo in their 1-0 away loss to Vitoria Setubal.
Cameroon striker Ibrahima Konneh watched from the bench as his team Estoril claimed a vital 1-2 away win .
Leixoes earned a 2-0 win at home against Famalicao without their 19 years old Cameroon defender Jean Emile Junior Onana.
Former Cotonsport of Garoua forward Jacques Haman did not make Varzim’s team that defeated Arouca 1-0 at home.
Donald Dering Djousse was absent from Academica’s team that beat FC Porto B 4-1.
Hearts’ coach Craig Levein brought out Cameroon midfielder Arnaud Sutchuin Djoum at the 87th in their 1-2 home loss against Hibernian.
Midfielder Jules Olivier Ntcham was an unused substitute in Celtic’s 0-0 draw with Livingston.
Cameroon midfielder Victor Mpindi Ekani played for 64minutes before making way for Eggert Jorisso in SoenderjysKE’s 4-1 away loss to Vejle Boldklub.
21years old former Cameroon under 20 captain Yves Samuel Oum Gouet was in the heart of Altach’s midfield in the Austrian Bundesliga in their 1-1 draw away to Admira Moedling. His teammate and compatriot, 31 years old striker Louis Clement Ngwat Mahop was absent for the team.
In the Austrian Erste Liga, 22years old Cameroon forward Michael Cheukoua and his team Wiener Neustadt lost for a second straight week 2-1 away to FC Junior OO. The Cameroon forward played the entire game.
Results were slightly better for Ousseini Nji Nfifen Mounpain who played the entire game for SK Austria Klagenfurt in their 1-1 draw to Austria Wien.
Nicolas Moumi Ngamaleu scored his eighth goal of the season in 5-1 win for Young Boys Bernes against FC Thun. He got Young Boys’ fourth at the 39th minute before making way for his compatriot Jean Pierre Nsame at the 67th minute.
There was a 2-2 draw between FC Sion and Luzern. Sion’s coach Murat Yakin overlooked all three Cameroonians at his disposal. Christian Zock was on the bench, Freddy Mveng and Alexandre Song we’re either at home or on the stands
Yaya Banana was absent In Panionios’ 1-0 win against AE Larissa, but Olivier Boumal played for 79minutes before leaving his place for Pedro Arce.
Aurelien Chedjou was present in defense for Bursaspor who lost 1-0 to Alanyaspor. The experienced Cameroon defender was booked at the 23rd minute.
29years old Cameroon striker Serge Mbilla Etame was absent from Alanyaspors’ team.
Defender Jean Armel Kana-Biyik gave a good account of himself for 81 minutes for Kayserispor in their 1-3 win against Sivasspor. He was replaced at the 81st minute by Artem Kravets.
Gotzepe lost at home 0-1 against Akhisar Belediyespor. Their Cameroon play maker Axel Ngando Elessa was absent from the team.
Goalkeeper Idriss Kameni was no where closed to Fernetbahce’s team that played to a 1-1 with Ankaragucu away from home.
In the Turkish second tier Cameroon defender Patrick Etoga scored Istanbulspors’ second goal at the 51st minute in their 1-5 win against Balikserirspor.
Winger Eric Ayuk Mbu played for 74minutes in Osmanlispor’s 2-4 home defeat against Eskisehirspor.
Cameroon midfielder Marc Kibong Mbamba played for 56minutes before making way for Burak Calik for league leaders Denizlispor in their entertaining 3-4 win against Adanaspor.
Cameroon midfielder Raoul Simplice Loe was an unused substitute for Omonia Nicosia in their 0-2 home loss to AEK Larnaca.
With three goals in 25 games this season, Cameroon forward Charles Eloundou played for 84 minutes for Nea Salamis in their 1-1 away to Apollon Limassol.
Former Indomitable Lion captain Eyong Enoh played the entire game for Enosis Paralimni who were beaten 2-0 by Alki Oroklinis away from home.
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Slavia Prague took the bragging rights in one of the Prague derbies when they humiliated Dukla Prague 1-5 in their home ground.
Cameroon’s defender Michael Ngadeu Ngadjui played the entire game.
23 years old Cameroon defender Juan Olivier Simon Kingue scored an own goal at the 57th minute and was booked at the 16minute in his team Pribam’s 3-1 win against Opava. He must have been a relieved man at the end of the game.
Cameroon’s solid Buea born defender Niba MacDonald was in Nitra’s back three in the entire game in their 1-1 draw against Spartak Trnava.
Former Cotonsport of Garoua defender Noe Kwin was booked at the 64th minute in his team Zlate Moravce’s 2-1 win against Zeleziarne Podbrezova. He played the entire game.
There was a 1-1 home draw for Anzhi Makhachkala against FC Dinamo Moscow. 24 years old Cameroon midfielder Gaël Bella Ondoa was present in Anzhi‘s midfield for the entire game.
There was a precious 3-2 win for URAL against Yenisey Krasnoyarsk. Cameroon midfielder Petrus Boumal played for 68th minute before leaving his place for eventual goal scorer Pavel Pogrebnyak.
Macky Bagnack had a difficult game for MK Olimpija Ljubljana in their 3-3 draw against Ruder Velenje. Bagnack was cautioned at the 76th minute in a game he played from start to finish.
The was a 2-1 win for Philadelphia Union in the MLS, 21 years old Cameroon defender Olivier Mbaissidara Mbaizo was on the bench for Philadelphia Union.
Seattle Sounders FC narrowly defeated Real Salt Lake 1-0. Seattle’s coach Jim Curtin turned to Cameroon left back Nouhou Tolo at the 81st minute to take the place of Victor Rodriguez.
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Cameroon striker Leandre Gaël Tawamba Kana failed to score a 20th league of the season in Al Taawon FC’s 2-1 defeat away to El Fayha FC, though he played the entire game.