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Cameroon vs. Ivory Coast; Who among the two sides deserve a play-off spot in Africa?


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The stage is set for one of the titanic showdowns in the African continent as two teams with World Cup Pedigree clash with the aim to cancel each other out in the contest.

The Cameroon side would be aiming to get revenge against the Ivorians as they missed out on a place in Germany 2006 World Cup courtesy of Didier Drogba inspired side.

The Cameroonians lost the chance through though they defeated Ivory Coast 2-0 in Yaoundé and 2-3 in the reverse fixture in Abidjan.

But this time around it promises to be a different ball as Cameroon are not leaving any room for error ahead of this clash.

Ivory Coast on their own has been impressive in the run to this period of games even as they mauled Mozambique 3-0 at home.

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Despite the Wilfred Zaha retirement debate that has made the round across the Elephants squad, players like Serge Aurier, Ajax’s forward Sebastian Haller and Arsenal’s Nicolas Pepe has been instrumental to the team success.

And with quality coming from both sides amid the rivalry involved between these two giants of African football, much will be expected as we look forward to an exciting 90 minutes contest in this fixture.

Both Nations have produced legendary stars in the shape of Samuel Eto’O, Rigobert Song and the then Arsenal right-back, Lauren.

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While the quartet of Didier Drogba, Gervinho and the Yaya brothers (Kolo and Yaya) suggest the talent that has come out of these nations.

Though Cameroon may get the advantage in this fixture playing at home with a renewed confidence and vigour after beating Malawi 0-4 at the weekend in the qualifiers.

 

 

This article was updated 1 year ago

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