2019 AFCON: Cameroon, a point away from Egypt

The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon are far gone in their qualification journey to the 2019 AFCON  bonanza in Egypt.

The team stands a great chance against the Comoros Islands in the last round qualifier game that comes up on 22nd March 2019 in Yaounde.

If it is a draw game, Cameroon will be on nine points while the Comoros stays six points.

Even in case of victory for Comoros Island, both teams will be on level grounds with eight points each.

In such a situation, CAF applys head-to-head count or the goal difference policy.

But the ride to Egypt will be much easy for the Cameroon National team in case of victory against Comoros Island.

Cameroon: 2019 AFCON Qualification run

Cameroon is paired alongside the Atlas Lions of Morocco, The Flames of Malawi and The Coelacanths of the Comoros in Group B.

One time title holder, Morocco almost jeopardise Cameroon’s journey to Egypt for the 2019 AFCON with a  2-0 away win.

In all, Cameroon has played five matches and got two victories, two draws and one defeat to obtain eight points.

In the five outings, the Indomitable Lions has scored three goals and conceeded three others.

Cameroon 1-0 Morocco
Comoros 1-1 Cameroon
Cameroon 1-0 Malawi
Malawi 0-0 Cameroon
Morocco 2-0 Cameroon

Morocco is presently at the top of the group with ten points closely followed by Cameroon with eight, Comoros five and Malawi at the bottom with four.

AFCON 2019: Teams that have qualified

Twelve teams have already qualified for the big football fiesta to be organised in Egypt with the last round of qualifier matches left.

Twelves countries are still to complete the list of twenty-four by Friday 22nd March 2019.

The twelve countries that have qualified are;

Egypt: 23rd participation
Top winner with seven titles. The 2019 host. Mohammed Salah is Egypt’s top player

Morocco: Thanks to its superstar Hakim Ziyech, Morocco secured its qualification ticket after beating Cameroon (2-0) in Casablanca.

Nigeria:18th participation
Winner of three times (1980, 1994, 2013).
The country qualified after the draw with South Africa (1-1) on November 18.

Senegal: 15th participation.
Qualified after a victory against Sudan 0-1 in October 2018. Sadio Mane is top player for Senegal .

Mauritania: First participation. The new comer qualified for the 2019 African Cup of Nations after beating Botswana 2-1.

Madagascar: First participation. The Malagasy team made history after thrashing Equatorial 1-0.

Tunisia: 19th participation.
Cup winner in 2004. Carthage Eagles qualified after defeating Niger 2-1

Mali:11th Participation
The Malian Eagles were
finalist in 1972 against Congo.

Uganda: 7th participation
The team was finalist in 1978 against Ghana in the African Cup of Nations this 2019.

Guinea: Qualified after a draw with Rwanda and Central African Republic (2-2)

Algeria: Algerians earned their ticket for the competition by winning Togo 4-1.

Cote d’Ivoire: 23rd participation the Elephants qualified after a draw in Guinea (1-1).

Benly Anchunda

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