Cameroon Coach Calls for ‘Clarity’ within Team

Cameroon soccer team coach Denis Lavagne has called for ‘clarity’ between the squad and the staff ahead of their triple qualifying challenge in June.
The Indomitable Lions have been beset by problems in recent months, following their failure to qualify for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.
A player strike over late payments led to a ban for captain Samuel Eto’o and former Cameroon soccer star, Roger Milla, has persistently criticised the running of the game in the country.
“We’ll have a meeting to clear up some things about the way the team operates,” Lavagne said. “This is about the player’s complaints during the tournament in Marrakech (when they went on strike).”

The Official Ball of the CAN

The Comoequa takes its name from the river Como, whose waters cross the two host countries: Gabon and Equatorial Guinea. Its technology is the same that has been used to manufacture the Tango 12, the ball designed for the 2012 Eurocup and its predominant color is yellow, with details in the colors of the flags of the host countries.

Equatorial Guinea Holds Benefit Match to Help Somalia

Last December 28 a team of former players of the Equatorial Guinean team and team Sony played a friendly match to raise funds for Somalia. Cameroon player Samuel Etoo was one of the star participants who played against the team Sony de Ela Nguema, the current champions of the League and Cup of Equatorial Guinea which took place in the Malabo stadium.

Several African foundations organized the friendly match to raise funds to help Somalia, which is going through an acute food crisis at the moment.

The match ended with the victory of the Equatorial Guinean club (1-0), scored by the forward player Valentín Eyama.

Senegal Qualifies for Africa Cup of Nations

ESPN reports tonight that “Senegal secured their place in next year’s African Nations Cup with a 2-0 win over DR Congo. Moussa Sow put Senegal in front in the 35th minute and, although they had a second ruled out for offside before half-time, Sow found the net again in the 52nd minute to secure the points and lock-up qualification.” This puts Cameroon on the brink of elimination from the the qualification tournament, which would leave them out of the Africa Cup of Nations on January 21 through February 12 in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.

Equatorial Guinea and Gabon to Host 2012 Africa Cup of Nations

Equatorial Guinea and Gabon will be hosting the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations which will be the 28th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations. The two countries defeated bids from two previous winners, Angola and Libya as well as a Nigerian bid.  As Equatorial Guinea and Gabon are the hosts, they will automatically be qualified to the tournament. They join Botswana and Côte d’Ivoire who have also already qualified as winners of their respective groups.  The opening match, one semi-final and the third place match will be held in Equatorial Guinea while the other semi-final and the final will be held in Gabon. The two stadiums that will be used in Equatorial Guinea are Estadio de Bata and the Nuevo Estadio de Malabo.  The draw for the finals will take place on the 29th October, 2011.