The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon will take on Japan in a friendly match on October 9, 2020. This friendly encounter part of the team’s preparation for the third round of group matches in the 2021 Total Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers scheduled for November.
Cameroon will take advantage of the next FIFA international friendly window as African squads prepare for their first matches since the COVID-19 pandemic stopped sporting events in the world in March.
The encounter between the Lions and the Blue Samurai is scheduled for the Stadion Galgenwaard, home of FC Utrecht in the Netherlands.
Cameroon’s Portuguese manager Toni Conceicao has already announced the list of players who are expected to be present for a week-long training camp scheduled for October 5-13.
The tactician has omitted some popular names from the squad including the likes of Christian Bassogog and Stéphane Bahoken. Meanwhile, Clinton Njie has made a comeback.
The two national teams meet for the first time in 10 years. They last met at the group stages of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa where Japan won 1-0 courtesy of a Keisuke Honda goal.
Among the squad listed for next month’s friendly encounter, only Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Nicolas Nkoulou were part of the 2010 World Cup squad that clashed against japan.