AFCON: Covid-19 Outbreak Disrupts Indomitable Lions’ Preparation

By Augustine Nyuykongi

Preparations by the Indomitable Lions ahead of the African Cup of Nations Tournament to begin in 2 weeks in Cameroon have been disrupted after some players tested positive after Covid-19 tests.

The Lions are lodged at the Mundi Sports complex, in the outskirts of Yaounde since December 27, 2021, and have had two training sessions since getting back together ahead of their opening game on January 09, 2021.

At the end of the second training session together on Thursday, December 30, 2021, sources familiar to the matter reported that 4 players from within the Indomitable Lions squad tested positive to Covid-19, according to the team’s press officer Serge Guiffo.

They are center forward Christian Bassogog, Goalkeeper Jean Efala Konguep, Pierre Kunde Malong, and Michael Ngadeu Ngadjui.

The affected four players have been split from the group and are under quarantine according to the team press manager Serge Guiffo.

Meanwhile, Eric Maxim Choupo Moting has also been sidelined from the group, with reports saying he felt some pain in his right knee. His availability is expected to be determined by how fast he recovers from it.

The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon will be playing the opening game of the African Nation Cup in Yaounde at the Olembé Stadium on January 09, 2021, against Burkina Faso.

The competition kicks off in exactly 9 days.


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