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By A Web Design
24 Août 2012
● Among the five competing teams in the Nehru Cup, the most celebrated is undoubtedly the Cameroon side. With a legacy of having produced talent that has made a mark at the very top, they deserve the nickname "the indomitable lions".But what has come as a dampener is that the African side has not brought any of its top stars, the likes of Samuel Eto'o, Alex Song. Instead, Cameroon have brought their reserve side comprising home-based players.
The intent to dominate is, however, not missing from the Africans. True to their high spirits, coach Emmanuel Ndoumbe Bosso declared that they are here to show what they are capable of.
"If we have come to this tournament, we will give it all to show how good we can play," he said at a press conference on Tuesday.
Ndoumbe Bosso made no inhibitions about the fact that no member of the first 11 has come. "Most of our foreign-based players are busy with their respective leagues. The ones who have come are stars of the national league," he said.
The coach lauded his wards. "I work along with Denis Lavagne (Cameroon's chief coach). And some of the boys who are playing here may get a chance in the first team soon," he said.
Asked about the rest of the field in the Nehru Cup, Ndoumbe Bosso sounded quite ignorant. "Well, we have seen Syria play but about the Indian team... I don't know," he said.
On his second visit to India, Ndoumbe Bosso sounded diplomatic when asked about his team's main players. "Well, you will see that on field."
After much insistence, he came up with his top striker's name. "Makon is our leading striker. He scored 12 goals last season and we are hoping that he repeat the performance here," he said. "As far as our formation is concerned we like to play in the 4-4-2 way."
Captain Paul Roland Bebey Kingue too spoke highly of Makon. "We play in the same club (New Stars) and I have seen him play for quite some time now. He's our best striker," he pointed out.
A right back and member of Cameroon's 2008 Beijing Olympics, Bebey Kingue said that players from his country could be interested in playing in India.