25, November 2016
Mali and Ghana have finally arrived Yaoundé for their clash on the 26th of November 2016 at the Ahmadou Ahidjo stadium in Yaoundé counting for the third day in Group B. Both teams were expected in the political capital on the 23rd of November but they finally got there yesterday the 24th of November via the Nsimalen international airport.
The Malian and Ghanaian delegations spent the night at the Douala International airport where they were supposed to board a plane for Yaounde after their respective matches against Kenya and Nigeria. But due to bad weather, the flight was delayed.
The coaches of both teams reportedly took the situation as fair play. “It is true that we are tired because of this setback, but it was because of a bad weather. And then, we were not alone, there was also Mali, “said Yussif Bassigi, the coach of Ghana.
For his part, Oumar Guindo, the coach of Mali retained only the warm welcome that the Cameroonians and the Malian community have reserved for his team. “Several Malians and Cameroonians came to encourage us at the airport. We thank them, “he said.
By Rita Akana