AFCON 2023: Cameroon reaches for the sky

Edwin  - CEO December 29, 2023
Updated 2023/12/29 at 11:32 AM
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Indomitable Lions of Cameroon
Indomitable Lions of Cameroon

Indomitable Lions aiming for sixth TotalEnergies AFCON gold medal


  • The Indomitable Lions aim for a sixth title
  • Cameroon is in Group C with Senegal, Gambia and Guinea
  • Start of the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations, Ivory Coast 2023 on 13 January


Former captain of the Indomitable Lions, double African champion with the green, red and yellow nation, Rigobert Song is preparing to play his first TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations as head coach.


Third in the last edition which took place at home, Cameroon is looking for its sixth continental title in Ivory Coast. As fate would have it, Cote d’Ivoire is the land where Cameroon won their one of their five TotalEnergies titles back in 1984.

Cameroon’s Group C matches

January 15

Cameroon – Guinea: 17h00 GMT, Charles-Konan-Banny Stadium, Yamoussoukro

January 19

Senegal – Cameroon: 17h00 GMT, Stade Charles-Konan-Banny, Yamoussoukro

January 23

Gambia – Cameroon: 17h00 GMT, Stade de la Paix, Bouaké

How they qualified:

They were twenty-fourth and last nation to qualify for Cote d’Ivoire. Cameroon secured its ticket to Côte d’Ivoire by beating Burundi 3-0 on the last day to go top of Group C and secure a place at the finals.

Player to watch: Vincent Aboubakar

Top scorer in the last TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations with 8 goals, Vincent Aboubakar will once again be the offensive asset to watch for the Indomitable Lions in Ivory Coast.


Renowned for his qualities of being able to hold on the ball for his players and find the back of the net, Aboubakar is without a doubt one of the key marksmen of the Indomitable Lions.


His last seasons at Beşiktaş demonstrated that he was an excellent pivot in a system using lane attackers.


The coach: Rigobert Song

Rigobert Song is a man who advocates an ideology of “hemlè”, the Cameroonian fighting spirit. Regardless of Rigobert Song’s playing system, the wingers are crucial in his offensive system.


Players often go wide to stretch the opposing block while offering options to the creative midfielders. The important thing for the Cameroonian is always having numerical superiority in the space where the ball is located.


Cameroon TotalEnergies AFCON record:

1970: 1st round

1972: Third

1982: 1st round

1984: Winner

1986: Finalist

1988: Winner

1990: 1st round

1992: Fourth

1996: 1st round

1998: Quarter-final

2000: Winner

2002: Winner

2004: Quarter-final

2006: Quarter-final

2008: Finalist

2010: Quarter-final

2015: 1st round

2017: Winner

2019: Round of 16

2021: Third


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