Ivory Coast have maintained their one-point lead over Cameroon at the top of the Group D standings as far as the African qualifying campaign for next year's FIFA World Cup tournament in Qatar is concerned. Apart from Cameroon and Ivory Coast, Malawi and Mozambique are the other teams in the group. At the end of the fourth round of games in the group, Mozambique and Malawi are out of the running as only the group winners can qualify for the next stage of the African qualifying campaign.
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https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E-orLlLUcAAvPHK.jpg Cameroon suffered a big dent to their quest to qualify for next year's FIFA World Cup tournament in the Asian nation of Qatar after they were beaten by hosts Ivory Coast in Abidjan. The 2022 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) hosts were terrorised by Ajax Amsterdam striker Sebastien Haller throughout their qualifying clash with the Ivorians on Monday. Ex-West Ham United attacker Haller was a thorn in the flesh of Cameroon as he scored a first half braceto give Ivory Coast a priceless three points via a 2-1 win. Haller scored two goals within nine first half minutes to establish a two-goal lead for Ivory Coast.
Premier League giants Arsenal have been boosted with the news that Ajax Amsterdam goalkeeper Andre Onana has turned down a transfer to French side Lyon this summer. The Cameroon national team shot stopper rejected the move to Lyon with the belief that a big club such as Arsenal or Italian champions Inter Milan awaits. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1200"] https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E7jOfLOXoAY18rX.jpg[/caption] Cameroon goalkeeper Onana is under a ban at the moment and he won't be available until November.Onanawas banned after he mistakenly used furosemide. The Ajax Amsterdam shot stopper was initially banned for a year but that was reduced upon appeal.
North London giants Arsenal reportedly promised Ajax Amsterdam shot stopper Andre Onana a first team berth if he moves to the club this summer. This is according to the report from media portal NOS which stated that the Gunners want the Cameroon shot stopper to replace German international Bernd Leno at the club. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024"] https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E4Kq2vOWUAMiZ_r.jpg[/caption] There are doubts over the future of Leno at Arsenal with reports claiming that the former Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper wants to leave the Gunners this summer in search of European football. Arsenal didn't qualify for Europe this season after finishing in a disappointing eighth position on the Premier League log at the end of last season.
Premier League giants Arsenal have reportedly been linked with a move for banned Ajax Amsterdamgoalkeeper Andre Onana. According to the publication from the stables of Goal, the Gunners will make a summer move for Onana if his ban is overturned or reduced. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024"] https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E0yZkyFWUAIv5Yo.jpg[/caption] Arsenal are almost certain to be in the market for a new goalkeeper and Cameroon shot stopper Onana could be their man. German international Bernd Leno is the first choice goalkeeper at Arsenal but the ex-Bayer Leverkusen playercould leavethe club this summer if recent reports in the British media are anything togo by. Leno has two years left on his current Arsenal deal.
Cameroon player Eric Choupo-Motingequalled his personal goalscoring record when he scored for the third game running in the win over Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday night. Choupo-Moting was one of the goalscorers as Bayern beat Leverkusen 2-0 at home to edge closer to another league title. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="599"] https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BqB5XDiIMAAmHWw.jpg[/caption] The Bayern Munich striker gave his team the lead against Bayer Leverkusen on seven minutes before Joshua Kimmich added a second goal for the hosts five minutes later. The two goals proved to be more than enough for Bayern to open a ten-point lead at the Bundesliga summit.
Championship club Stoke City have confirmed that they have tied down Cameron goalkeeper Blondy Nna Noukeu to a new long-term deal amid reports that he may be linking up with the first-team anytime soon at a later time this season. The brilliant keeper has been a mainstay of the club's under-23 team this season and keeps putting in impressive performances that have earned him a lot of accolades and praises so far this term. He has also earned himself a new contract and has signed on the dotted lines and will be looking to take his career to a new level since joining Stoke from Belgian league club Royal Excel Mouscron back in the summer transfer window of 2019. The 19-year-old was promoted to the first-team this season and has made it to the bench on several occasions. He however faces the huge task of competing with Joe Bursik and Adam Davies for the gloves at the club.
Even though both teams have made it clear that they are ready to head into the fixture and play the match, the Tokyo 2020 Women's Olympic Qualifiers game against Cameroon and Chile has been postponed once again after the decision was made by the world football governing body. The competition has now been pushed further forward to April later this year, without paying attention to the readiness of the teams involved. The intercontinental play-off which is to be played over two legs between Cameroon's Indomitable Lionesses and LA Roja Feminina of Chile will now be played at a date later than the initially designated time. According to multiple reports, the world football governing body FIFA already passed message across to the participating teams that their games would be postponed. The games that were postponed include the final round of the competition which Chile and Cameroon were supposed to play on the 18th of February this year.
The Young Lions of Cameroon have done well to secure their qualification to the U20 UNIFAC 2020 competition finals. They achieved this feat after Congo completed a well-deserved and hard-fought victory over DR Congo 2-1 on Saturday in the final game in Group B. The youngsters have impressed throughout the games they have played in and have now cemented their status as the competition's finalists of the UNIFAC tournament that is currently ongoing.
Liverpool are sweating on the fitness of Cameroon defender Joel Matip ahead of the top-of-the-table clash with league leaders Tottenham Hotspur. Spurs are guests of Liverpool in a the pick of the week 13 games in the league and Cameroon international centre back Matip could miss out on the match due to back spasm. The Cameroon defender picked up the injury during the Premier League away clash at the home of rejuvenated Fulham. Joel Matipwas the only fit senior centre back at Liverpool ahead of this month only for him to sustain an injury during the Fulham game. Liverpool boss JurgenKlopp has had to shift Brazilian defensive midfielder Fabinho from his natural position to the centre back position due to the injury crisis to his centre backs. Klopp started the season with three senior centre backs but he has had to deal with long-term injuries to two from those three centre backs. Liverpool suffered a major setback in October with the long-term knee injury to Dutch international defender Virgil Van Dijkduring the Merseyside Derby. His injury was followed by the long-term knee problem for another centre back in Joe Gomez. The England international suffered the problem while he was away on duty with the Three Lions. The long-term injuries left Liverpool and JurgenKlopp with only Joel Matip who's now a big doubt for the Spurs game.