The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon face their fiercest rival in the Africa Cup of Nations in a battle for the final spot tonight.
With 12 trophies between both teams, Cameroon and Egypt will be hoping to add another continental trophy to their collection and assert their dominance.
A general head-to-head count of both nations’ encounters favors the Pharos of Egypt. In all competitions, the Indomitable Lions have lost 10 times to the Pharos of Egypt, and have won just 6. There have equally been 6 draws between them.
However, their meetings at the Africa Cup of Nations have been a little balanced. Both teams have met 10 times, with 4 victories each, and 2 draws.
The Indomitable Lions have equally lost 4 of their previous 5 games against the Pharos of Egypt. However, their very recent match (AFCON final 2017) ended in a 2-1 victory for the Indomitable Lions who may have broken the Egyptian jinx.
Ahead of the game, many Cameroonians are optimistic, they believe the Indomitable Lions are capable of seeing off their long-time foes on home soil.
The Lions will be hoping to cut the gap at the top and win a 6th AFCON, against Egypt’s 7. Many believe it can be done tonight.
The much-anticipated game will be played tonight at 8 pm at the Olembe Football Stadium, Yaoundé.