By Jude Fuhnwi
25 Players drawn from the various elite one clubs in Cameroon are in Camp at the FECAFOOT Training Center in Odza, Yaounde, ahead of a crucial African Championship eliminatory game coming up on July 5 against the Panthers of Gabon.
The Intermediate Lions Head Coach, Emmanuel Ndoumbe Bosso and his team are bracing up for a ticket to the third edition of the African Championship, CHAN, billed for South Africa in January 2014.
Amongst the Players called up, are five key players who have participated in the previous editions of the game, notably Patrice Abouna Ndzana and Ashu Tambe of Union Sportif of Douala. Also featuring in the Intermediate Lions’ den is former Indomitable Lions’ defender, Pierre Wome Nlend.
One player was equally called up from the Centre Regional Division League. His name is Zang Eyene and he plays with Jeunesse Sportif of Ngoulemakong.
“We are having difficulties at the beginning because most of the players are new, but I’m happy because they are adapting. And I believe strongly that we are going to make it” Ndoumbe Bosso told lions4life.com on Thursday, after their first training session.
On his part, Ashu Tambe, told this reporter that they have not come to the training ground “just to wear the green, red, yellow but to do everything possible to qualify for CHAN”
The training session which began on Wednesday May 15, continues till May 28, meanwhile the players will be liberated this weekend to go back to their respective clubs and take part in Day 10 matches of the professional league.
The Intermediate Lions are regular participants in CHAN. In 2011, they finished as runner-up at the finals in Sudan and last year, they were eliminated at the quarter finals.