Cameroon Coach Antonio Conceicao

AFCON 2021: “Ethiopia May Seem Weak, But We Have To Be Vigilant” – Conceição

By Etienne Mainimo

Cameroon head coach, Antonio Conceição says as the team prepares to take Ethiopia in the second Group A match of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, the indomitable lions need to be vigilant.

Speaking during pre-match press conference at the Olembe Stadium in Yaounde on January 12, coach Conceição said, even though Ethiopia is less strong football nations, they can still create surprises looking at how they played their first match.

“Our objective is to win and to win we must have ball possession and to control the ball. we need to score. we need to come up with an offensive game and try to win,” he said.

He added, “it will not good for us to play a draw. Ethiopia can be a less stronger team but can cause a lot of surprises and we need to be vigilant.”

Conceicao stressed, “We are preparing the match against Ethiopia with the same trust like the first match. It is important to win the second match. We have to put another strategy and our objective is a win. we have continued with our training and all our players are ready to play the second.”

The coach who had not explain his choice of captain today explained he choose Aboubakar Vincent because he is a good player in ant out of the field of play and respected by his mates.

Samuel Oum Gouet

Samuel Oum Gouet who accompanied the coach said preparations are high and they are looking for ward to beat Ethiopia. “Every match is different and unique reason why we are looking forward to our next game with home”.

Cameroon will take on Ethiopia on Thursday January 13 in the second Group game while Cape Verde will confront Burkina Faso in another group game.