It will be a taste of things to come in the upcoming African Cup of Nations group C as Senegal hosts Cameroon in an international friendly tonight. The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon will face the Lions of Teranga of Senegal in a friendly match tonight, October 16, at the Bollaert stadium at 7:30 p.m. local time.
This comes just four days after the Lions of Cameroon lost 1-0 to Russia in Moscow.
Both Cameroon and Senegal are using this match as a warm-up for the upcoming 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. The tournament is scheduled to take place in Cote d’Ivoire in January 2024. Senegal currently holds the title of defending champion.
Cameroon and Senegal are widely recognized as two of the most formidable teams in Africa. Both teams are ranked in the top 50 of the FIFA World Rankings. Cameroon holds the 41st position in the rankings, whereas Senegal is ranked 20th.
The Indomitable Lions are under the leadership of Manager Rigobert Song. Song is a retired Cameroonian football player who represented his country in four World Cups. He is one of the most experienced managers in Africa.
The Lions of Teranga are under the leadership of manager Aliou Cissé. Cissé is a former international player for Senegal. He is renowned for his exceptional tactical skills and his remarkable ability to bring out the best in his players.
It is worth noting that this friendly encounter was scheduled well in advance of the AFCON draw, which resulted in Cameroon and Senegal being placed in Group C alongside Guinea and Namibia.
For the upcoming AFCON, Cameroon will face Senegal on January 18, 2024, and it is one of the most expected encounters in that group.
Senegal vs. Cameroon tonight, therefore, promises to be a thriller, not to be missed.
What are your expectations in tonight’s game? Though friendly, what are your predictions?