On August 5, during a meeting in Yaoundé to assess preparations for the September 12 match between Cameroon and Burundi (in Garoua), the Minister of Sports and Physical Education (Minsep) issued a set of recommendations to ensure victory for the national team. He focused on the technical, tactical, psychological, and medical preparations.
The Cameroonian Football Federation (Fecafoot), which has been closely involved with the Minsep in the Cameroonian national team's bid for victory, is working hard to ensure the best possible preparation for this crucial encounter. The medical team first arrived at the Mundi sports complex, where the Cameroonian players are based, to await their arrival. On the technical and tactical front, coach Rigobert Song is confident. He repeatedly reassured journalists that the players called up are the best available. In particular, he praised the return to the national team of goalkeeper André Onana, with whom he had a friendly chat during the first training session on August 6 at the Yaoundé military stadium.
Narcisse Mouelle Kombi also recommends "permanent mobilization", "patriotism" and "sacred union" for the Indomitable Lions' victory. To this end, the Minister addressed a wish to the Ministry of Communication, calling for good coverage and awareness-raising. He also invited other government institutions to this week’s preparatory assessment meeting. These included the General Delegation for National Security (GDNS), which will be responsible for security during the match in Garoua.
Finally, the Minsep asked the Burundian team, which began its preparations in Douala, to be positively welcomed wherever they go on the national territory, in Garoua in particular.
The match between Cameroon and Burundi counts for the last qualifying place in Group C of the upcoming African Cup of Nations.
Michel Ange Nga