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AFCON 2023 qualifiers: Cameroon to Host Burundi at the Roumde Adjia stadium in Garoua.

Cameroon will face Burundi on September 4, at the Garoua’s multi-purpose stadium, which has a seating capacity of 30,000, and which serves as the home ground for the renowned Cotonsport. Built in 1978, the stadium has been widely used for various sporting events and was last utilized during the 2021 AFCON.

The decision to host the match in Garoua stems from administrative considerations, though it may disappoint fans in the Center and Littoral regions. However, this presents an excellent opportunity for the northern part of the country, as they are poised to welcome the national team after more than a decade.

The Indomitable Lions, as Cameroon’s national team is affectionately known, last played in Garoua in 2010 during the Guinea-Gabon AFCON qualifiers against the Democratic Republic of Congo. The upcoming match will not only reignite the team’s connection with this historic venue but also evoke memories of the Intermediate Lions’ impressive performance at the Roumde Adjia stadium last year.

During that time, the home-based Lions faced a 1-0 deficit against Equatorial Guinea but managed to overturn the result, winning 2-0 in the reverse fixture. This remarkable comeback secured their place in the 2022 CHAN finals, showcasing the team’s resilience and determination.

As the Indomitable Lions prepare to face Burundi, they find themselves in a critical position. With four points on the board, Cameroon failed to beat Namibia home and away, stagnating at the second place in Group C. However, they currently trail behind the group leaders, Namibia, by a single point.

This upcoming match is undoubtedly a must-win for the Indomitable Lions if they aspire to secure a spot in the AFCON 2023. The team will be eager to replicate the success of their fellow local Lion counterparts who emerged victorious at the Roumde Adjia stadium last year.

As fans anticipate this significant encounter, the entire nation awaits with bated breath to witness their beloved national team take the field once again in Garoua. The match promises to be an exhilarating affair, as Cameroon vies for victory in their quest for AFCON glory.

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