Two teams at each end of the log will be facing each other for their 3rd clash in Group M of the Africa Cup Of Nations Qualifiers.
The indomitable lion sits top of the log with 6 points from their first two game of the qualifiers, defeating Gambia and Mauritania with a lone goal. Meanwhile, Bafana Bafana of South Africa have failed to record a victory in their first 2 games of the qualifiers, savaging a goalless draw in the clash with Gambia, and suffering a humiliating 3-1 defeat from the hands of Mauritania.
Cameroon have maintain a clean slate since the beginning of the Qualifiers. The indomitable lion have scored two and conceded zero in their last two games, but suffered a 3-0 defeat in their last competitive game that went down Rwanda, which gave them their first defeat in 8 games.
However, South Africa have conceded more goals than any team in Group M. The Shakes tutored side has however won 3 consecutive games,which include two victory over Angola in the 2nd phase of world qualifiers.
Cameroon: Team news
Cameroon boss “Hugo Broos” invited West based midfielder “Alex Song” for the clash. The former Arsenal player will be on his first international assignment since is bizarre show at the world cup showdown in Brazil.
Cameroon will also be without their veteran goal keeper Idriss Kameni, who was dropped due an injury.
Cameroon: Predicted Line-Up
Andre: Nicolas, Bassong, Chedjou, Bedimo: Mbia, Song, Danny: Moting, Aboubakar, Zoua.
South Africa: Team News
Inspite of some injury rumour, Bafana Bafana team doctor have assured the media of irrelevance of those injuries.
South Africa: Predicted Line-Up
Khune: Ngcongca, Coetzee, Matlaba, Mathoho: Masango, Serero, Jali, Makola: Gabuza, Tokelo
Cameroon Vs South Africa: Head-To-Head-Stat
This two side have met 7 times. Out of the 7 meeting, South Africa won 3 times, loss once, and drew 3 times. The Indomitable lion of Cameroon only victory over the the Bafana Bafana happened 24 years(i.e.1992).
Their last meeting happens last year in an international friendly that ended in 1 nil draw, with goals from Vicent Aboubakar, and Sibusiso Vilakazi.
Cameroon Vs South Africa: Prediction
With each team recent form in this qualifier phase, it will be easy to say Cameroon have got the upper hand, especially with the set of world known and on form players in their ranks.
However, Ephraim Shakes side knows the task at stake and will definitely want to get a fair result ahead of the return leg in Moses Mabhida Stadium on Tuesday.