Though eleven players descend on the arena in football, there is a
12th player who is equally important in a team’s performance. This 12th
player is the fan who cheers his clubs in the midst of adversity
thereby giving the players the courage to go on. While Paul Le Guen and
his Boys fine tune strategies to obtain victory in the decisive
encounter against morocco next November 14, fans have also been
preparing to give the Indomitable Lions the moral support they need to
over power the Atlas Lions.
Cameroon’s embassy in morocco has sent out a communiqué inviting
Cameroonians resident in Morocco to turn up for free tickets and
transportation to Fez where the match will be taking place, to cheer
the Lions to victory. The fans of the Indomitable Lions have the
possibility of registering either at the embassy or at an e-mail
address that has been reserved for the purpose.
Meanwhile Paul Le Guen has published the list of 22 players to
defend the national colours in Morocco. A reading of the list proves
that Paul Le Guen has been prudent, preferring to maintain his
confidence in the same squad that has been giving him victory ever
since he took over office. The little changes on the list include the
absence of Sebastian Bassong due to injury. Georges Mandjeck has also
made way for Assou Ekotto who was suspended during the last encounter.
Henri Bedimo after his brilliant performance in the match against Togo,
was once more called up to the national selection.
The encounter counting for the last playing day of the 3rd round
qualifiers for the 2010 World Cup will be a very crucial one for the
Indomitable Lions given that a defeat or draw may dash Cameroon’s hope
of going to the World Cup. More so, the country is haunted by the
experience 2005 when Cameroon did the most difficult by beating their
arch rivals at the time Cote d’Ivoire in their own backyard but
stumbled on a disappointing 1-1 draw against Egypt in Mfandena-Yaounde,
to be butted out of the competition. The challenge is even greater now
given that Cameroon will be playing on away field, in Fez-Morocco where
fans are known to be very boisterous and intimidate opponents. In
addition, Morocco having lost the contest for the World Cup, is
determined to clinch a final round spot in the African Cup of Nations
in Angola by beating Cameroon.