Hosts Cameroon will face a tough hurdle against defending champions Morocco when they lock horns in Total African Nations Championship (CHAN), Cameroon 2020 semifinal on Wednesday (3 February 2021) at Limbe Omnisport Stadium.
Cameroon brushed aside two-time champions DR Congo 2-1 at the quarter-final, while Morocco humbled Zambia 3-1.
However, this semifinal presents yet another anticipated thriller.
Morocco Coach Houcine Ammouta made it clear that the Atlas Lions are well prepared for the semi-final clash. “We are a good team ready to play good football and win. I know it will be a tough game because we are playing against the hosts who also have a good team,” he said.
Ammouta added that although most of his players are new to the team, he is impressed with their work rate and hunger to play good offensive football. “This tournament is also helping us build the team,” he noted.
The Atlas Lions will hope that their leading striker at the tournament with three goals Soufiane Rahimi together with skipper Ayoub El Kaabi find their scoring boots in this crucial match.
Meanwhile, Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions will be led by Salomon Charles Banga, Yannick N’Djeng and Felix Oukine Tcheoude to get the goals hoping to sink the defending champions.
In the group stage Cameroon beat Zimbabwe 1-0 before they settled for a 1-1 draw against Mali and went on to draw goalless against Burkina Faso. Morocco who netted six goals in the group stage beat Togo 1-0 before they settled for a goalless draw against Rwanda, and humbled Uganda 5-2.
This is the first time Cameroon will appear in CHAN semi-final. They will also face Morocco for the very first time in the competition.