Afcon 2017: Cameroon Coach Rues Blunt Attack for Draw

Captain Benjamin Mounkandjo celebrates his goal with his Cameroon team mates.

Coach Hugo Broos has blamed Cameroon’s inept striking force for the draw in their opening 2017 Afcon group A clash against Burkina Faso.

Though the coach is optimistic the team’s tactical display can lift the team past group stages, decease he understands well that the goals count to win games.

“I think I saw a Cameroon team that played well and had qualities, ” Hugo Broos said.

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“We will need this level to qualify for the quarterfinals. We dominated the opponent, we created opportunities. The only thing we need is someone who puts the chances in.”

Captain Mounkandjo floated in a freekick in the 35th minute but laxity in attack especially Clinton Njie made it impossible for the former champions to consolidate their lead. Dayo Issoufou equalized midway through the second period.

“If you do not know how to score with such chances, it’s hard to win matches. I pulled out the two wide players (Njie and Bassogog) because they were tired. Salli, the substitute, did not give what I expected of him in the last 20 minutes.”

The indomitable lions face debutants Guinea Bissau at the same venue on Wednesday in the second group game.


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