Cameroon’s national team defeats Cape Verde and competes with Libya for the lead

Cameroon topped Group D Africa qualifiers Qualifying for the 2026 World Cup finals, with a great victory at home against Cape Verde 4-1, today, Saturday, in the third round competitions.

Cameroon began its journey towards its ninth participation in the World Finals, by defeating Mauritius 3-0 before drawing in the second round away from home with Libya 1-1.

Cameroon national team wins despite the problems of Eto’o and Press

The Cameroon national team entered its confrontation with… green head Amid a tense atmosphere between the president of the local federation, the former star Samuel Eto’o, and the Belgian coach Marc Brace, the successor to Rigobert Song, who departed from the national team after leaving the last 16 finals of the African Nations Cup, “Côte d’Ivoire 2024”, due to the appointment of the new coach by decision of the country’s president, Paul Biya, from Without referring to the football authorities.

An archive photo during Ito's visit to Libya last November

The Cameroon national team did not show any effect on this atmosphere, achieving its second victory, which allowed it to take the lead with 7 points, on goal difference against Libya Which won the day before yesterday, Thursday, over Mauritius 2-1.

The host team settled the match largely in the first half after ending it with a three-goal lead by Michael Ngadu with a header after a pass from Mummy Ngamalo in the 13th minute, and captain Vincent Abu Bakr after another pass by Ngamalo (25th minute) and then from a penalty kick (44th minute), versus A goal for Jamiro Montero, who found his way into the net from one of the few chances for his country (37th minute).

At the beginning of the second half, Nuhu Tolu confirmed Cape Verde’s first defeat, by scoring the fourth Cameroonian goal with a header after a pass from Ngado (54′).

The champions of the nine groups qualify for the finals according to the new system of the expanded World Cup with the participation of 48 teams instead of 32, while the four best teams in second place go into a playoff to determine who will compete in the international playoff.

Next Tuesday, the Cameroon national team will play a difficult match “away from home” against Angola, which also raised its score to 7 points on Saturday by defeating its host Eswatini 1-0, while the Cape Verde national team will face its guest Libya, and Mauritius (one point) will face its guest Eswatini ( Without points).

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