By James K. Attaglo Wilson

Nuevo Estadio de Malabo will be the center of attraction tonight as the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon lock horns with the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire in their last Group D match of the 2015 AFCON tournament in Equatorial Guinea.
Statistically, Cameroon looks the better side to go through to the next phase. The two were placed in the same qualifying group where the Indomitable Lions emerged as winners and also mesmerized the Ivorians by 4-1 in Yaounde on Wednesday, September 10, 2014.

Cameroon-Vs-Ivory-CoastBut Volker Finke, coach for the Indomitable Lions acknowledges the individual brilliance in the Elephants, which could cause his side a serious havoc if care is not taken.
“We’ll go for a win, but I know we have to work very hard against the ball. There are excellent individual players in the team of Ivory Coast.”

The Elephants will be without Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tate and AS Roma forward, Yao Gervais Gervinho due to suspension whiles the Indomitable Lions will do the battle without midfielder Eyong Enoh who picked a thigh injury in their opening match against Mali.

Coach Herve Renard is determined to play it tight with Cameroon and his interview yesterday said it all, “It is a match that will be decided by little details. Concentration, an ability to take our chances and defensive rigour will all be important. Whichever team shows a little less of these things will go home,’ he said.
In the other Group D match, Guinea will give Mali the match of their lives to secure a qualification right to the quarter finals.

Source: James K. Attaglo Wilson
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