WCQ Preview: Cameroon versus Togo

Cameroon sits at the top of Africa’s Group A, having climbed from fourth (last) to first during the last break by virtue of their two wins against Gabon, who previously led the group. The Indomitable Lions lead Gabon by one point, Togo by two, with a November trip to Morocco to close-out qualifying.

Cameroon is one of three African teams (along with Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire) that could challenge for the next World Cup. All of their major contributors are gaining experience at good clubs in Europe. They have brought in manager Paul Le Guen (former of Stade Rennes, Olympique Lyonnais, Rangers, and Paris St. Germain) to guide them. They have elite talents (Samuel Eto’o) to mix with team veterans (Geremi, Carlos Kemeni, Jean Makoun) and the cast of younger, emerging players (Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Alexandre Song, Stephane Mbia, Sébastien Bassong) which will be the core of their team for Brazil. This team is capable of replicating their 1990 run to the quarterfinals, and given some look and the location of the event, Cameroon could go farther.

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