For the former Cameroon goalkeeper, Cameroon should “logically” qualify for the quarterfinals reserved for the first two of each group.
The draw for the Africa Cup of Nations took place on Thursday in Libreville, Gabon. Cameroon has inherited group A with host Gabon, Guinea-Bissau and Burkina Faso. Reacting to the draw, Joseph-Antoine Bell, the former goalkeeper of the Indomitable Lions, hinted that “Cameroon has never had such a good draw,” and should “logically” qualify for the quarterfinals dedicated to two in each group.
Known for his outspokenness, the consultant believes that the challenge for Cameroonians is to go for the first place of the group, with a mouth-watering match against Gabon in Libreville. “The Gabonese organizers must be happy with the presence of Cameroon. Cameroonians in Cameroon and Cameroonians of Gabon will be able to mobilize “to ensure a good atmosphere in the stands, he assured AFP.
For “jojo”, young Cameroonian people (players) should take the opportunity to begin to start catching up, upgrade, compared to their glorious predecessors. He was referring to the glory days of football in Cameroon when the Indomitable Lions were a beacon of African football in the 80, 90 and 2000, with a quarter-final at the World Cup 1990 in Italy (3-2 defeat against England after extra time) and four wins in AFCON in 1984, 1988, 2000 and 2002.