2018 CHAN: Cameroon plays Guinea in a friendly

The Intermediate Lions of Cameroon take on Guinea later this Wednesday 3rd  January 2018 in a friendly ahead of the 2018 Africa Nations Championship.

 

The baby lions have been devicing winning strategies few hours to the match to be fielded in Rabat,Morocco.

The friendly encounter for both  teams is part of preparations for the 2018 Africa Nations Championship that opens on January 13 in Morocco.

Earlier Tuesday 2nd January 2018, the intermediate lions held a training session with highlights on speed and accuracy.

During the training,the  Coach of the Intermediate Lions, Song Bahanag  tried many combinations that could fit in the game, the first in a series of friendlies for the Cameroonian team.

The game will kick off at 7pm Cameroonian time at the Mouleh Hassen stadium in Rabat and will be handled by a Moroccan team of referees headed by Redouane Jiyed.

The pre-match meeting will take place at 4pm at the match ground.

The team from Guinea is already in Casablanca and travels to Rabat this Wednesday for the game.

The draw for the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) was made in Rabat on Friday 29th December 2017 with Nigeria grouped alongside Libya – the only former winners in the 16 teams taking part.

The tournament, which is for African footballers based in their own domestic leagues, will be staged in Morocco between 12 January and 4 February.

The Nigerians are making a third consecutive appearance in the biennial event, and will also face Rwanda and Equatorial Guinea in their group.

Nigeria finished third in 2014 in South Africa, but failed to reach the knockout phase in Rwanda last year.

Rwanda on her part was the last team to qualify for the 2018 Moroccan Jamboree.

Equatorial Guinea are debutants and qualified without kicking a ball after opponents Gabon withdrew from the regional qualifying competition.

Namibia, Uganda and Zambia were placed in a group with Ivory Coast, who came third last year behind champions the Democratic Republic of Congo and runners-up Mali.

Uganda will be desperate to at least reach the quarter-finals after three first-round exits in a row.

Namibia are the other debutants after shocking Zimbabwe in a qualifier despite fielding a rusty squad in the game.

Morocco, the second choice as hosts after Kenya fell behind with preparations, meets 2016 semi-finalists Guinea, Sudan and Mauritania.

The other group is made up of 2011 runners-up Angola, Cameroon, Congo Brazzaville and Burkina Faso.

In Summary,the sixteen participating teams have been partitioned in four groups as follows;

Group A (Casablanca)

Morocco, Guinea, Sudan, Mauritania

Group B (Marrakech)

Ivory Coast, Zambia, Uganda, Namibia

Group C (Tangier)

Libya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Equatorial Guinea

Group D (Agadir)

Angola, Cameroon, Congo Brazzaville, Burkina Faso

Benly Anchunda

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