5, February 2017
The captain of the indomitable Lions, Benjamin Moukanjo has called for dialogue and a peaceful settlement of the Anglophone problem. The skipper and his team mates will be staging the final of the African Cup of Nations 2017 in Gabon today and he took the opportunity to call on all Cameroonians to rally behind him and the team.
During the pre match press conference, Captain Benjamin Moukandjo sent a message to the Biya administration and the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium appealing to both sides to go back to the negotiating table.
“It is true that at the moment our country is experiencing some disturbances, but we, as footballers, try to give pleasure to people and I think that throughout this campaign, our people have enjoyed it. Strongly, we wish that these tensions subside, that everything returns to normal.”
The meeting between Cameroon and Egypt is a repeat of the finals of the 1986 and 2008 editions. The Lions will try to take their revenge on the Pharaohs who have always beaten them at this stage of the competition.
By Rita Akana