Apart from the qualities he attributes to the players and the technical staff of the Indomitable Lions, the former defender of the national team of Cameroon believe that Algeria has always smiled to the kings of the forest.
Raymond Kalla, former defender of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon sees Cameroon coming back with a victory against Algeria on October 9, 2016, on the occasion of the 1st day of the final round of Qualifying for the World Cup Russia 2018. When asked by the Algerian website le Buteur, the former player did not hide his confidence in the players and technical staff of Cameroon.
“It is true that Algeria has made significant progress. And compared to our selection, Cameroon is in full construction phase. But I think we have a quality coach. Broos did a great job and I think that little by little, he managed to put a team in place. Cameroon is used to this kind of competition, it will be 50/50, “he said.
Raymond Kalla believes that the Cameroon team is full of very good strikers. He also praised the quality of the midfield, as they are able to effectively counter the Algerian midfield. “Our defense is not bad too,” he adds. “It is true that Algeria has made very good technicians, with attackers of great value, but in football, it is not only the names and personalities, you know. One can have great players, but it does not ensure victory, “he noted.
Another argument put forward by the former crony of Rigobert Song in the central axis of Cameroon: “Algeria has always smiled at us.” “I played twice against Algeria and I always won against them. We played in Mali (AFCON 2002, Ed) and you were beaten two goals to one. And I think we also had beaten the same team by the same score in the quarterfinals. You have great technicians and we have the warriors who will defend their country bravely, “he reminded the Algerian journalist.