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Lions Wary Of Chipolopolo Threat Ahead Of 2018 Qualifiers 

By Basil K Mbuye

Hugo Broos and Moukanjo at press conference

Hugo Broos and Moukanjo at press conference

Indomitable Lions Coach, Hugo Broos, says his team is aware of the enormous threat its soccer opponents, the Chipolopolo of Zambia posed, as such they would not undermine the team ahead of the 2018 World Cup clash.

Broos was speaking in Limbe, November 8, during a press conference, ahead of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers at the Limbe Omnisport Stadium on November 12.

Having participated in the World Cup seven times, and currently sitting on the second position in the group, the Lions are resolute to pick up their eighth qualification ticket to the Russia global soccer bonanza.

Cameroon played a-goal parity with Algeria in their first game.

The Desert Foxes of Algeria are widely tipped as favourites in the group.

On their part, the Chipolopolo (The Copper Bullets) of Zambia will be looking forward to grapping their first point in the group after they were beaten by the Super Eagles of Nigeria in the first game.

The Belgian tactician, in his press conference said he is expecting a tough game against Zambia.

“We have to be careful and play on a high level to beat Zambia. They didn’t start well against Nigeria, but I think they dominated the game in the second half.

Nigeria is lucky to have won the Game. We will need to play very well to win the game against a very tough opponent,” Broos said.

“I know a lot about Zambia, I have watched their three games after the draws. At first, I didn’t know them, but after those games, I know them now. But it is going to be a tough game.

After the draws, everybody was talking about Nigeria and Algeria, forgetting Zambia.”

On his Skipper for the game, Broos said he has named Benjamin Moukanjo as the new Indomitable Lions’ Captain.

Major Absences

Cameroon will be playing without two players who sustained injuries. Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting (knee injury) and Karl Toko Ekambi (muscle injury) and Henri Bedimo.

The aforementioned players have all been side-lined for the game against Zambia and have been replaced by Franck Boya of Apejes of Mfou and Christian Bassogog of Danish Division one side Aalborg except Bedimo whose replacement is yet to be called.

He also said there are some players who are yet to be confirmed fit, like Clinton Njie and Benjamin Moukandjo who are all nursing minor injuries.

Moukandjo has not played with his club, FC Lorient since October 2.

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