Cameroon had the worst possible run-up to the CAF Africa Cup of Nations with several big-name players withdrawing from the squad to concentrate on club football. In their absence, the 23 players in Gabon quickly bonded as a unit, and on Sunday Cameroon won their fifth African title with a resilient 2-1 comeback victory against Egypt.
Ambroise Oyongo, who played every minute for his side in Gabon, talked about the Indomitable Lions’ spirit and their ambitions for the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017.
” It is amazing because we went so far. We worked very hard and it was difficult. We played against all the big teams in Africa. We played against Senegal, Ghana and now we played against Egypt.”He said.
“We don’t have big players, but we have the mentality. If you look at Germany, they also do not have the best players, but when you see them play, you feel that it is a group, that it is a team. And that is why they are so successful.”
“I think we deserved it. It was very difficult, but now we are champions. I think it is because we have fighting spirit, so we have to be happy, because we deserve it.”
“We are champions. It is not every year that you become African champions. Many players never achieve that, or some achieve it once in their life.”
“Cameroon was not in the final for so long, we needed to win something. It has been 15 years, we have done nothing since then, so now the country is very happy and so we party.”Oyongo added.
courtesy:uniBank Ghana Limited