FIFA World Cup 2022: Using the Same Song Sheet, United Cameroon Performs
Cameroon is one of the most promising teams of the FIFA World Cup 2022. Know more about their strategies and predictions.
Football fans in Cameroon have something to cheer about once more, thanks to Rigobert Song. The former defender, who is as tough as teak, supervised a tense but successful FIFA World Cup qualification campaign and is getting his team ready for a challenging group in Qatar.
Cameroonian football has undergone significant change in recent years. First, in December 2021, Cameroonian Football Federation President Samuel Eto’o, who holds the record for most goals scored in a single season with 56, was elected with the stated intention of “giving the football back to the footballers.”
Rigobert Song, the former talismanic captain of Cameroon and record holder with 137 caps, was appointed as the team’s head coach in February of this year. His intention? Bring some pride back to a country that missed the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Song’s Strategy and Approach
Forwards who encountered Rigobert Song on the football field quickly learned the former Indomitable Lions captain was a tough, combative defender with a winning attitude, a perspective Song’s compatriots refer to as “hemlé.” The head coach wants his players to adopt this bold mentality.
Short, vertical passes and a 4-3-3 configuration are preferred by Song. Collins Fai and Nouhou Tolo provide pace down the wings for his club, which is built on a perfect defensive foundation. While striker Karl Toko Ekambi frequently lowers to gather the ball deep or provide an additional option, Song chooses midfielders who can exploit their ball abilities during stages of transition.
Vincent Aboubakar is a Key Player in this FIFA World Cup
In addition to serving as the team’s captain, Vincent Aboubakar is one of the most technically adept players on the Cameroon squad. The 30-year-old determined Garoua native is about to play in his third World Cup. His long international career began back in 2010 alongside national team mainstays like Eto’o and Pierre Webo.
The onus is now on Aboubakar to set an example for a team in which several of the important players will be competing in their first World Cup. The 2021 CAF Africa Cup of Nations was held this year, and the confident striker led all scorers with eight goals, so neither his leadership responsibilities nor the obstacles that lie ahead are likely to phase him.
Watch this one: The Guise of Andre-Frank Zambo.
The manager of Cameroon has acknowledged Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa’s outstanding performance for Napoli in the first half of the Serie A season. At the team’s most recent training camp in the Korean Republic, Song remarked that “Anguissa will be very useful for us in November.”
Anguissa has been given a spot in his nation’s starting XI thanks to qualities like creativity, improvisation, and exceptional speed of execution. The ability to escape pressure situations through excellent dribbling skills, a priceless asset for a holding midfielder, is his main strength.
World Cup Records for Cameroon in this FIFA World Cup
Together with Senegal and Ghana, Cameroon is one of just three African countries to have advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals, a feat they are well known for accomplishing in 1990 in Italy.
The Indomitable Lions, who featured the unstoppable striker Roger Milla in their lineup, stunned the world in their opening game of that tournament by defeating Argentina, the reigning champions and home of the legendary Diego Maradona, thanks to a Francois Omam-Biyik header, which went down in African football lore.
With group-stage exits in 1994, 1998, 2002, 2010, and 2014, Cameroon’s World Cup campaigns have remarkably resembled one another since that remarkable run to the last eight.