Cameroon-South Korea: Time To Right Wrongs

The two teams meet today within the framework of the second friendly match in the September FIFA window ahead of the 2022 World Cup.

After the 0-2 loss against Uzbekistan, the staff of the Indomitable Lions has another chance to evaluate the current state of players and test the strategies to put in place during the 2022 FIFA World Cup. This will be in a second friendly against South Korea billed for today, September 27, 2022 at the Seoul World Cup Stadium. The kick-off is expected at 8 p.m South Korean time and 12 noon, Cameroon time. With South Korea being a major football powerhouse in Asia and ranked 28th in the world, the Indomitable Lions should bear in mind that they are logging horns with a tougher sparring partner as compared to their first opponent, Uzbekistan. If they lost against Uzbekistan because they had limited training sessions and travelled long trips with less time to rest, this justification will no longer have its place. The players since their last match have had several training sessions, rested properly and enough reason to be more energetic and fast during today’s game. There are high chances that the starting line-up may see some changes. Nonetheless, the problem of incapacity to combine and communicate in the different compartments especially with the coming of new players should be urgently corrected so as to get the goals counting. Even though some changes are announced, if Coach Rigobert Song places his trust on Nkoulou, Ebosse and Castelleto again as the defence starting trio, then these players will have to be very vigilant. Another defender may be added to the three to make the compartment tougher. Especially with an attacker like Son Heung-Min of South Korea who knows how to make use of minute opportunities to get the ball at the back of the net. Cameroon’s midfield that was evidently absent in the game against Uzbekistan should ste...


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