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Afcon 2021: Cameroon deploy Aboubakar-Toko Ekambi partnership vs Gambia, Choupo-Moting dropped

The pair of forwards have combined  well for the unbeaten Indomitable  Lions in the previous four games.

Vincent Aboubakar and Karl Toko Ekambi will start against Africa Cup of Nations debutants in the Gambia in the quarter-final to be played in Douala on Saturday.

  1. Cameroon goalkeeper Andre Onana clears during the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Afcon.

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    Goalkeeper: Andre Onana

    Onana has featured in all games for the Indomitable Lions in the tournament and has been named again for their second knockout game.

  2. Collins Fai of Cameroon.

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    Right-back – Collins Fai

    Although he was yellow-carded in their match against Cape Verde, the technical team later handed him a start against Comoros and he is again among the starters against the Scorpions.

    1. Nouhou Tolo of Cameroon.

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      Left-back – Nouhou Tolo

      The 24-year-old has been named in the first team once again as the Indomitable Lions face the Gambia for the first time in Afcon history.

    2. Michael Ngadeu Ngadjui of Cameroon.

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      Centre-back – Michael Ngadeu

      The 31-year-old has been trusted with a place at the heart of the defence once more as the hosts look for a positive result to propel them to the semis.

      1. Martin Hongla of Cameroon on the attack during the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Afcon.

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        Centre-back – Martin Hongla

        Among the players who were cautioned as the 2017 champions entertained Comoros, and has been partnered at the back with Ngadeu.

      2. Jean-Charles Castelletto of Cameroon.

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        Midfielder – Jean-Charles Castelletto

        The Nantes star, who is naturally a central defender, will be involved as the hosts deploy a rather defensive approach.

      3. Vincent Aboubakar, Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, Eric Choupo-Moting - Cameroon

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        Midfielder – Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa

        Zambo Anguissa was yellow-carded in the 33rd minute before he was replaced in the 84th minute by Jean Onana in the previous outing but the Napoli man has been preferred as a starter.

      4. Nicolas Moumi Ngamaleu of Cameroon.

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        Midfielder – Moumi Ngamaleu

        Ngamaleu has started ahead of Christian Bassogog, who replaced him in the 63rd minute last time out.

        1. Vincent Aboubakar of Cameroon celebrates against Burkina Faso

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          Midfielder – Samuel Gouet

          The 24-year-old has been given a start as Bayern Munich’s Maxim Choupo-Moting is dropped from the starting lineup.

        2. Vincent Aboubakar Cameroon Africa Cup of Nations 2021

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          Striker: Vincent Aboubakar

          As the captain, he has led by example as he tops the scorers’ chart with five goals. The start means he has been handed another chance to try and add more goals.

        3. Striker – Karl Toko Ekambi

          He scored the opener against Comoros in the first half, and his partnership with the lethal Aboubakar is set to give the Gambia problems at the back.

          Sources: https://www.goal.com/