By Anye Valentine in Bamenda
The Head Coach of Cameroon’s Indomitable Lion, Rigobert Song, has revealed that his squad is more determined to secure a spot at the semi-finals of the 2022 World Cup scheduled for Qatar.
Talking recently, the trainer of the national team disclosed that FECAFOOT President, Samuel Etoo and the entire technical team are passionate to go past the Quarter-Finals – the stage Cameroon has ever reached in a World Cup game.
To Song, their ambition is to pick a spot in the semi-finals.
“You know, the President of FECAFOOT is very passionate,” Song said “He made us understand after we qualified for the World Cup that he wants us to cross the quarter-finals.”
Cameroon men’s national team is the only African Country to have ever reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup. This happened in the 1990 FIFA World Cup where Cameroon clashed with England and bowed out of the tournament in extra time. However, the FECAFOOT boss and his entourage are more determined to go past that stage in the Qatar football jamboree.
The two men: Song and Eto’o, are building a firm Squad in the upcoming Grand tournament as they stand side with powerful nations like Serbia, Switzerland, and Brazil.
“I think everyone agrees that it’s a very competitive group.” Rigobert Song “Brazil is not only the number one nation in the world now but is equally the only one to have won five World Cups”
He admitted that Brazil has incredible talents in the image of Neymar, Vinicius or Alisson Becker.
Switzerland, Song said, was impressive at the Euro 2021 tournament, eliminating France.
“They also have a knowledgeable and an experienced group with players like Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri, as well as young wolves with very long teeth like Breel Embolo,” Song ensued.
According to the trainer, Serbia is also a force to reckon with, with the likes of Dusan Tadic or Nemanja Radondic, but Cameroon, he stressed, remains Cameroon.
“We are determined to show that we didn’t qualify by chance.” He said “We know our adversaries very well …like Brazil which Cameroon has beaten in the past. And never forget, Cameroon likes situations of danger, and you know, ‘when you know you are in danger, you are no longer in danger. It’s when you don’t know you’re in danger that you are in danger. It is what it is.”