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Augustin Senghor: Senegal FA prezy reveal plans about Cameroon friendly

by Lesley Ngwa
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  • Senegal’s Augustin Senghor is undecided about facing Cameroon after AFCON draw
  • The Teranga Lions had booked a 14th appointment with the indomitable Lions before the unexpected happened
  • A meeting of parties concerned within the next 24 hours will defined the fate of the game.

Augustin Senghor, the president of the Senegalese football federation has told the media they are undecided about Monday’s international friendly against Cameroon.

Senegal had booked a pre-AFCON friendly against the Indomitable Lions on October 16 but those plans are now under threat after the draw exercise on Thursday placed both nations in group C of next year’s tournament.

The 14th meeting between both sides could be delayed till January next year if both parties decide to abandon the October meeting in Lens.

“We will discuss with my junior brother Samuel Eto’o and the match organizers of the game. We don’t know whether we will cancel or go ahead with the game,” the all-winning FA president stated.

Pundits are eagerly awaiting the outcome of the negotiation as well as the next meeting between these nations given that their previous encounters have produced sparks.

Cameroon lost 0-1 to Russia on Thursday in the first of two friendlies envisaged this month.

A decision about the Senegal game is expected to be made within the next 24 hours but by midday players of both nations will be in Lens – France.

Five-champion – Cameroon will face AFCON 2021 winners – Senegal, 1976 runners-up – Guinea and The Gambia which they eliminated in the quarter-final of the last tournament on home soil.

The finals of the 34th edition of the AFCON will run from January 13 to February 11, 2024 and Cameroon like other Group C teams will be based in Yamoussoukro, Cote D’Ivoire.


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