The Indomitable Lions have had a triumphant outing at the Olembe Stadium in Yaounde on Friday, September 3, as they defeated the Flames of Malawi 2-0. The five-time African Champions might have been victorious but their performance didn’t look convincing enough to a host of Cameroonians.
Speaking after the game, Choupo Moting said the most important thing is that they won the match “victory is always important. It’s a good start for the qualification to the World Cup. We know we can play better football and we have to get more rhythm and we will work on that for sure” the Bayern Munich striker said.
Looking forward to their next encounter on Monday 6 September, against Ivory Coast, Choupo affirmed “you know Monday is a big game ahead of us, against a very very strong opponent. We will try to recover a little bit more to focus and concentrate on our next game”.
Vincent Aboubakar opened scores against Malawi at the 9th minute before Michael Ngadeu’s 22nd-minute finish, which raised the tally to two-nil.
That was coach António Conceição’s first match and victory with the Lions after he renewed his contract on August 27, in Yaounde. Their next game for the CAF qualification to the 2022 World Cup is against Ivory Coast on Monday 6 September, in Abidjan.
Cameroon are currently top of Group D with three points. The other Group D fixture played on Friday pitting Ivory Coast against Mozambique, ended in a goalless draw. This placed the Ivorians on the second position, followed by Mozambique, before Malawi at the bottom.