They will welcome their Gabonese peers at the Yaounde Ahmadou Ahidjo stadium.
Cameroon’s under 17 version of the Indomitable Lions will in 48 hours qualify or not for Swaziland 2003. On Sunday, the first eleven will put on national colours in their return leg game counting for the eliminatories of the cadet African championship billed for Swaziland early this year. With one goal deficit conceded in the Libreville away leg, the Indomitable Lions will be playing with their backs on the wall. After two weeks camping at Akono (Yaounde) the squad moved to the capital city on Wednesday. In a gala match against second division club, Olympic of Yaounde, the Indomitable Lions nailed their adversaries 6-0. The bashing is a barometer reading of how sharpened the claws of the Lions are for Sunday’s duel. Head-coach Nanga Lucien has been vocal on the determination of the squad to right their wrong. In his words, « …we played in Libreville without knowing our adversaries. Now that we can size their might we have technically and tactically made up for our lapses. » Similar optimism looms within the club with the match seen by most players as a revengeful one. If they Lions will be true to themselves on Sunday, they will need to beat the « poisoned water » or Azingo of Gabon beyond one goal. This will enable them to pick up the badly needed qualification ticket for Swaziland 2003. The Gabonese are expected in Yaounde this afternoon ahead of the weekend hurdle. Calm and serenity reign within the den of the Lions who are at Mansel Hotel here in Yaounde. In a related story, the match officials arrived in Yaounde on Wednesday. By conventional standard, all is set for the die to be cast on Sunday. We can count on the Lions. Hopefully, Sunday will be a joyous day for this football — loving country.