FilGoal | News | Conference Song: I owe Cameroon to the World Cup


Cameroon coach Rigobert Song stressed the need to move forward in order to qualify for the 2022 World Cup when the Lions play against Algeria.

Algeria snatched a valuable victory from Cameroon on Friday with a goal by Islam Slimani.

“We are athletes, we have to move forward and adapt to the circumstances,” Song said at the press conference on the sidelines of the meeting.

He added, “Abu Bakr is the best in the team. He suffered a minor injury on the sidelines of training. I think he will be on the field.”

“We will adapt to the climate and the conditions. I don’t think the rain will stop us from playing. Anything is possible in football.”

He continued, “I haven’t been at the head of the team for a long time, but I owe everything to my country, and I want to win and qualify tomorrow.”

He concluded, “I am not in the past to say how Algeria will play, only he knows. What I want to do is win the return match.”

Mahrez’s companions are preparing to host the return match on Tuesday evening, and a draw against the Lions is enough for them to book a ticket to Qatar.

Song took over the task, succeeding the Portuguese, Tony Conceicao, after finishing third in the African Nations Cup hosted by Cameroon.

Cameroon lost the semi-final match against Egypt on penalties, to defeat Burkina Faso on penalties in the match for third place.


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