Cameroon were scheduled to host the 2019 edition of the African Cup of Nations, but by November 2018, CAF announced that they have taken the hosting right from Cameroon, due to some factors, among them include, failure to deliver the needed infrastructure to host the continent.
The Boko Haram insurgencies, which threatened the peace in the region and the neighboring countries, Chad and Nigeria, and finally the Anglophone crisis. The honour was later given to Egypt in 2019.
Cameroon will have the honor to host the continent again for the first time since 1972 in 2021, and they are very ready to host the continent.
Cameroon have qualified for the 2021 competition as host, still, they have to participate in the qualifiers in search of competitive actions. They are drawn in Group F alongside Cape Verde, Mozambique, and Rwanda.
Their first match in the qualifiers was 0-0 draw against Cape Verde, making it the fourth 0-0 draw in their last five games.
Pressure from the home fans was getting high and a positive result was needed as they headed to Rwanda for the second game of the Group.
The match was heading to now a familiar scoreline, but Young Boys midfielder, Ngoumo had another idea as he netted what came to be the winner in the 71st minute of the game.
Coach, Antonio Conceicao Da Silva will be relieved, as he is feeling the pressure too, as he has failed to spark the indomitable lions into life since taking over from Seedorf. The Dutchman guided the Indomitable Lions to a disappointing round of 16 exit in the last AFCON.
Cameroon are top of the table after two games with 4 points closely followed by Mozambique on 3 points.