AFCON2021: Lions Hope to Redeem Themselves With a Third Place Win Today

By A.J

Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions will today play against the Stallions of Burkina Faso in a third-place game at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium.

The match will be a repeat of the opening game of the current Africa Cup of Nations, which ended in a 2-1 victory for the Indomitable Lions.

After the Semi-Final heartbreak against the Pharaohs of Egypt, the Indomitable Lions will be hoping to find solace and grab the third-place medal against the Stallions today.

Ahead of the game, the FECAFOOT president has urged the Indomitable Lions to grab the medal and boost their chances of reaching the Qatar World Cup.

Cameroon will be playing a crunch playoff tie for qualification of the 2022 FIFA World Cup against Algeria, and Samuel Eto’o believes a victory against Burkina Faso will be ideal.

Cameroonian supporters nevertheless are yet to get over Cameroon’s elimination from the AFCON. Some Twitter users have questioned the essence of the third-place games at AFCON tournaments.

“Why is there a 3rd place match in AFCON? I promise u nobody gives a sh** about that…” A Cameroonian suggested.

Another Facebook user raised concern about the players’ mental health and suggested it could affect them. “Their mental health is still disturbed because of the previous match. May God help them.”

The game will kick off at 8 pm at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaoundé.

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