18, June 2017
The atmosphere was special in the den of the Indomitable Lions on Saturday June the 17th 2017 in Moscow as the famous football technician of Russian nationality, Valeri Nepomniachi, visited the Cameroon team. Nepomniachi entered the history of Cameroonian football legends after leading the Indomitable Lions to the quarter-finals during the 1990 World Cup in Italy. It is until now, the highest ranking of the Lions in the FIFA World Cup tournament.
Roger Milla, Bonaventure Djonkep, Eugene Ekeke, Omam Biyick, Belll Joseph Antoine, Thomas Nkono, Ndip Akem Victor, Tataw Eta Stephen and other players who were in Italy’s 90 memorable expedition, are no longer with the Lions. But, 27 years later, it was with reverence that Valeri Nepomniachi was received in the team hotel of the indomitable Lions.
After a cordial exchange with the Cameroonian delegation, Valeri Nepomniachi before leaving, put a lot of pressure on the members of the current team. “I’m waiting for you here in 2018!! I mean here in Russia,” said the 74-year-old Russian technician.
Russia, which is hosting eight countries for the Confederations Cup from 17 June to 02 July 2017, is also the host country for the 2018 World Cup. Although Cameroon is still in the decisive phase of the playoffs, it is still racing for the Qualifications in the Africa area. The indomitable Lions are focused on their first game of the 2017 Confederation Cup scheduled for today against Chile.
By Chi Prudence Asong with files from Cameroon Info.Net