Although their first outing with Nigeria was discouraging, they stay confident.
The Malian Community in Douala are brazing up against their second encounter with Kenya for the Female African Cup of Nation. Though they were given a 6-0 spanking by Nigeria at the Limbe Omnisport Stadium, November 20, they are poised to mobilise greatly for the encounter against Kenya Wednesday 23. To the President of the Organisation Committee of Malian Youth, Ibrahima Timbine, over 400 Malian in Douala travelled to Limbe to encourage the Eagles of Mali.
“The Consul General of Mali in Douala, the executive bureau of Malian Community in Douala and the youth bureau made it possible for Malians to travel to Limbe and encourage the Eagles,” he explained. Though the outcome of the match was disastrous, the Malians are not discouraged. “We are confident to play the final of this tournament just like what happened to Argentina in the 1990 World Cup where they lost the first match and played the final,” he poised.
The 2nd Vice President of Malian Youth in Douala, Youssouf Singuepire disclosed that hundreds of T-shirts bearing the Malian Green, Yellow and Red colours will indicate their massive presence in the football pitch on Wednesday. The Malian Community is preparing to hire more than the three buses they took last time and are as well organising to travel to Yaounde on Sarturday November 26 where the Eagles will challenge the Black Queens of Community in Douala will join those in Yaounde to encourage the Eagles,” Sana Atala, 1st Vice President of Malian Youth in Douala revealed.
The over 1,500 Malians in Douala, who have been with their team since arrival at the Douala International Airport till today, are not planning to abandon them no matter the situation. According to them, they are satisfied with Cameroonian hospitality in and out of the pitch.