Indomitable Lions of Cameroon defender, Christopher Maurice Wooh has told the media that he and the rest of his colleagues will approach Monday’s international friendly against the Teranga Lions of Senegal with maximum impetus as it could be a determinant of a lot.
The defender made his comments about the upcoming contest during the traditional pre-match conference this Sunday as both nations build up to their first meeting since Cameroon’s 5-4 penalty win in the quarter-final of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Gabon.
Speaking ahead of the 16th confrontation between the Teranga and Indomitable Lions, Wooh who was a second-half substitute for Cameroon during the 0-1 defeat to Russia last Friday couldn’t hide the team’s determination to get their sixth win in history against the Senegalese.
“It’s a friendly game in prelude to the AFCON. We are not taking anything lightly. We are the Indomitable Lions,” the Stade Rennes sweeper emphasized before adding; “We will do our utmost to win the game.”
Though the AFCON is three months away, Cameroon and Senegal are finalizing their preparations for the tournament via the two friendly games this window. They will embark in next month’s competitive 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers which wouldn’t give room for experiments.
Wooh’s determination to get a performance and result from the clash transcends across the Cameroon ahead of the contest against Africa’s second best national team.
The fixture had been subject to doubts after the nations were paid in the 2023 AFCON qualifiers but parties involved opted to continue with the arrangement.
The decision to go ahead with the game thus guarantees another meeting of the Teranga and Indomitable Lions whose previous encounters have always produced unforgettable entertainment.
Monday’s 6:30pm kick-off at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis In Lens will be an opportunity for Rigobert Song’s Cameroon team to react to the 0-1 defeat against Russia.
Senegal guided by former international, Aliou Cisse will be hoping to get their sixth win against Cameroon that beat them on penalties at the 2002 and 2017 tournaments to win the trophy and reach the semi-final respectively.
Previous meetings between the Lions have five wins apiece while the other games ended on a parity score.
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