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African football fans will still have a good reason to rejoice in 2023, the CAN is coming! The 2023 Africa Cup of Nations is sure to be an exciting event, with teams from across the continent vying for the title held by Team Senegal, who won against Team Egypt on penalties, 4 -2.
But before that, the supporters of the Cameroonian team will have the chance to support the players during the next 2022 World Cup which will take place in Qatar at the end of the year, a chance for our beautiful nation.
In this article, we will come back to the CAN 2023 draws. Did Cameroon benefit from an advantageous draw? Answer here! And then we will take stock of Cameroon’s participation in the 2022 World Cup.
The African Cup of Nations and Cameroon
The Africa Cup of Nations, or CAN, is the main football competition in Africa. It takes place every two years and opposes teams from all over the African continent.
The first CAN took place in 1957 and was won by Egypt. Since then, the tournament has been held 33 times, the most recent edition having been organized by Cameroon from January 9, 2022 to February 6, 2022.
The Cameroon team has been honored more than once during this competition since it has won it many times, in 1984, 1988, 2000, 2002 and 2017. The team finished third in the last edition , which did not fail to disappoint the locals who already saw their team on the top step of the podium.
The draw has taken place, here are the groups
In one of our previous articles about CAN, we reveal to you the draw hats of Africa’s most popular football competition. Today, we are able to finally reveal the AFCON qualifying groups to you. For your information, the draw took place on April 19, 2022 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Here are the 12 groups of four teams each:
- Group A: Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau, Sao Tome and Principe.
- Group B: Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Togo, Eswatini.
- Group C: Cameroon, Kenya, Namibia, Burundi.
- Group D: Egypt, Guinea, Malawi, Ethiopia.
- Group E: Ghana, Madagascar, Angola, Central African Republic.
- Group F: Algeria, Uganda, Niger, Tanzania.
- Group G: Mali, Congo, Gambia, South Sudan.
- Group H: Ivory Coast, Zambia, Comoros, Lesotho.
- Group I: DR Congo, Gabon, Mauritania, Sudan.
- Group J: Tunisia, Equatorial Guinea, Libya, Botswana.
- K-group: Morocco, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Liberia.
- Group L: Senegal, Benin, Mozambique, Rwanda.
The first team in Group C, the Cameroon team could, if all goes well, do well and find yourself first in your groupsynonymous with qualification for the final stages of the competition.
Before the CAN, we must focus on the 2022 World Cup in Qatar
The goal for the president of the Cameroon Football FederationSamuel Eto’o, is clear, the 2022 World Cup in Qatar above all.
Indeed, the Cameroon team managed, in the last moments of a thrilling match, to steal the qualification from the Algerian players. A whole country celebrated this victory and this qualification for the most beautiful of competitions footballers whoever. She therefore finds herself in a complicated group in our opinion, made up of Brazil, a great nation in world football, Switzerland and Serbia.
The first match against Switzerland will take place on November 24. Fans can already find the predictions of this meeting on Betway. As of April 26, 2022, the bookmaker announces for the moment Switzerland as the favorite for this meeting with odds of 1.83 for a victory for the Swiss team against 4.50 for a victory for the Cameroon team.
But at this point, we all know, nothing is done. There are a little more than 6 months left for the Cameroonian players as well as the other African teams to prepare, concentrate, in order to approach FIFA’s most publicized competition.
In any case, one thing is certain, we will all be behind our screens (for those who won’t have the chance to go to Qatar) to support our players and our colours!