Brave Mozambique fire warning to Cameroon

Cameroon will square off with Mozambique in the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier at the Stade de la Réunification on Thursday.

Kick-off is at 6pm CAT.

The Indomitable Lions are coming into this encounter having extended their unbeaten run to four matches after drawing 0-0 with Japan in a friendly match last month.

Cameroon, who have are automatically qualified for the Afcon finals by virtue of being hosts, are placed second on the Group F standings with four points from two matches.

The Cameroonian Football Federation provided an injury update ahead of the clash with Mozambique with Indomitable Lions captain Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting currently nursing an injury.

“Jean Onana, Collins Fai, Michael Ngandeu all tested positive for Covid-19 will watch and encourage their comrades in front of their televisions.”

“Captain Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting still uncertain due to low back pain and Jérôme Onguene, who was delayed by his Covid-19 test, could join the Indomitable Lions squad in the coming hours,” a statement read.

Meanwhile, Mozambique are unbeaten in their last five matches having drawn 2-2 with Cape Verde in their last game which was the 2022 Afcon qualifier in November 2019.

The Mambas are sitting at the top of the Group F standings with point from two matches as they look to secure their place in the finals.

Luis Goncalves, the Mozambique head coach, has made it clear that they are not intimidated by five-time Afcon champions Cameroon.

“Cameroon is far superior to the Mambas. Just look at the quality of the players they have and the championships where they play,” Goncalves said on the CAF website.

“But we have very strong spirit and have some players who also play in Europe. We will play eleven to eleven and our target is to win.”

The last match between Cameroon and Mozambique was on 11 April 1999.

Cameroon thumped Mozambique 6-1 in the 2000 Afcon qualifier which was played at the Estádio da Machava in Maputo.