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Gambia To Cause Another Upset?

Cameroon will square off with Gambia in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) quarter-final encounter at the Japoma Stadium in Douala Stadium on Saturday.

Kick-off is at 16h00 (GMT).

The Indomitable Lions booked their place in the quarter-finals with a 2-1 win over Comoros in Olembe on Monday evening.

The host nation has been impressive winning all the previous four matches of the tournament- netting nine goals in the process.

Cameroon enter into the match as the clear favorites, given their status as the one of continent’s football powerhouses and the quality at the disposal of coach Antonio Conceicao.

“We have managed a positive course, a satisfactory record so far. Against Gambia, the objective is to win. We are a playful team that likes to take the game on its own,” said the Cameroon coach who added: “Against us. there will be a team that defends well and has 5-6 high quality attacking players. everything is possible even if we only consider victory.”

Gambia have been the surprise package of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. Securing a first-ever progression to last eight on their debut was a great moment for the Scorpions, and they placed that in the light on Monday when they eliminated one of the most impressive teams, Guinea, from the competition.

The Scorpions will look once more to the lethal striking force of Ablie Jallow and Moussa Barrow who netted twice each to the moment.

“Cameroon, one of the greatest nations in African and even world football, is the big favorite. I give my team a 20 percent chance. But we are used to it and since I took office, it has always been the case,” said Scorpions coach Tom Saintfiet.

“ We had to fight against stronger teams than us and we managed to get by. Against Cameroon, we will not be afraid, we will play to the fullest. It’s a bonus match. We visited Limbé, Bafoussam and now Douala, and we want to continue to Yaoundé”.

Gambia beat Guinea 1-0 with Musa Brrow scoring the goal that took the Scorpions into the last eight.

The Scorpions are bidding to become the first debutants to reach the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations since South Africa in 1996.



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