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The Indomitable Lions had their second training session yesterday March 21, 2023 ahead of the 2023 AFCON qualifying double-header without the striker that was declared injured.
The attack compartment of the Indomitable Lions called up for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying dual confrontation against Namibia continue to receive fresh blows. After Vincent Aboubakar that will miss the first game due to suspension following the World Cup red card against Brazil, and the forfeiture of Bayern’s goal machine, Eric Maxim Choupo Moting due to injury, it is ace attacker Karl Toko Ekambi that will also miss out on the double-header still due to injury. An official statement from the team yesterday March 21, 2023 states that; “Indomitable Lions striker Toko Ekambi suffered from a strained hamstring contracted during the PSG-Rennes match on March 19, 2023 in Ligue 1 in France”. It adds that checks were carried out by the medical staff of the Indomitable Lions who confirmed the injury requires treatment and rest for at least ten days before a possible recovery. At press time yesterday, nothing had been said on whether he will be replaced or not. With Aboubakar, Choupo Moting and Toko Ekambi out, Coach Rigobert Song will have it tough to draw up his attacking line-up for Friday’s game. In all, the Indomitable Lions will have to face Namibia this Friday without four regulars.
Due to the injury, Karl Toko Ekambi did not take part in the training session yesterday March 21, 2023 at the Ngoa-Ekelle Stadium that brought together a near complete squad. Only Nicolas Nkoulou was still awaited. Despite the heavy downpour that preceded the training, the players trained with a lot of enthusiasm and determination in the watchful eyes of the Ministe...