AFCON Fantasy is here and the FPL Manual shares his thoughts on Cameroon’s national football team, their best players to consider, and predicted XI for AFCON 2024.


Team Profile

  • Name – Cameroon
  • Nickname – Lions Indomptables (The Indomitable Lions)
  • Current World ranking – 46th (7th in Africa)

Cameroon previously hosted the African Cup of Nations in 1972 and also the most recent 2021 edition. The Indomitable Lions have a good AFCON record winning it five times, were runners-up on two occasions, and also finished third place in the recent AFCON 2021 campaign. Just behind Egypt, Cameroon is one of the most successful teams to participate in the African Cup of Nations.

 

AFCON 2021 Moments

If you were a close follower of the AFCON 2021 campaign, you won’t forget about this attacking duo. Toko Ekambi and Vincent Aboubakar had a goal combination of 11 goals last AFCON Aboubakar later won the top goalscorer award and other accolades to his name.

 

Cameroon’s Road to AFCON

On the 12th of September 2023, The Indomitable Lions have booked their tickets to a historic 21st AFCON appearance after bagging a crucial 3-0 home win against Burundi. Cameroon finished 1st in group C (2 wins, 1 draw, and 1 loss) scoring six goals, conceding three goals.

 

Cameroon’s Top AFCON Qualifier Performers

Top AFCON scorers

  • V Aboubakar – 2 goals
  • Toko Ekambi, O Kemen, B Mbeumo, C Wooh – 1 goal each

Recent form: In their last eight games, Cameroon had only two wins, with three draws and 3 defeats in 2023 🤔

Meanwhile, Toko Ekambi is on direct freekicks while Aboubakar is on pens for Cameroon.



Cameroon Team News

Official Cameroon team list

Dropped players: Choupo-Moting, Nicolas Ngamaleu, Collins Fai, Nicolas Nkoulou and Martin Hongla are amongst a few players who did not make the final 27-man squad list. Bryan Mbeumo misses out due to injury 🤕

Injury update: Rigobert Song on the absence of Bryan Mbeumo – “We are all bothered by his injury (to Bryan Mbeumo, editor’s note). He is a very important player but today with the 27 players called up, we will find the formula to replace him.”

 

More team news: Even after being called up, It would seem Francois Regue Mughe opted out of the Cameroon team and is now focused on his club instead. It remains to be seen who will be called up to replace Mughe.

 

Cameroon Probable Lineup AFCON 2024

Since his official appointment on 28th February 2022, Former player and now manager Rigobert Song tends to use go with 4-4-2 and 3-4-3 shape. Perhaps going forward, a 4-3-3 formation might get the job done. Cameroon could line up this way for the competition:



Best Cameroon AFCON Fantasy Assets

🥇Aboubakar 10m
🥈Toko Ekambi 10.5m
🥉Anguissa 5.5m

Onana 5m if he is available for MD 1✅

 

Potential differential: Devis Epssay 4m – he could start if Onana is out for MD 1.

A lot is going on with the Cameroon team and I can only recommend these few stars

 

Summary

A poor 2023 form, key players have been dropped or unavailable. Cameroon are not looking like the Indomitable Lions they once were. Nonetheless, Rigobert Song will push his players to do well and qualify for the Round of 16 and maybe the momentum could change after that.


You can find additional AFCON 2024 Fantasy resources here.

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