Fans can watch the Cameroon vs. Ivory Coast football match live online and see which of the two traditional African powerhouses can move on to the semifinal round of the 2016 African Nations Championship.
The two will meet Saturday in a quarterfinal match after both advancing out of group play. The match starts at 6 p.m. from Rwanda.
Ivory Coast finished second to the host nation in Group A, and shined throughout the group play after stumbling to a 1-0 defeat to Rwanda in the opening match. The Elephants ended up as one of the best scoring teams with five goals and one of the best defenses, only allowing two.
Cameroon won Group B with seven points, giving up only one goal the entire round. They took apart DR Congo in the clinching game, winning 3-1.
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After the win, Cameroon head coach Mpile Martin Ndtoungou told CAF Online that his team did what it needed to do during the group stage and is now ready for the win-or-go-home match against Ivory Coast.
“We were aware of what DR Congo was capable of doing after observing their previous two games. They had scored seven goals in the previous two games and our plan was to keep a clean sheet. My team played a good game and we won it. I would simply say that we were very well prepared for the game.
“Having good performance against the toughest team in our group and drawing with Ethiopia confirms the uncertainties in football. We prepared for this game just like any other match. For the Congolese, it is the coach who can explain what happened to his team.
“The next match against Cote d’Ivoire is the knockout stage, and we don’t have any option than to win and qualify for the semi-finals.”
But Ndtoubgou also noted that his team was prone to shrink in some moments, including a draw with Ethiopia. He note that Ivory Coast is a favorite to win the tournament, but if his team can pull off the upset “then I think we will be unstoppable until the final.
“We have no option but to treat the game against Ivory Coast as a final. It’s a do-or-die moment where only a win will determine our destiny in the competition we cannot afford to lose at their expense,” Mpile told SuperSport.
Fans who watch the Cameroon vs. Ivory Coast football match live online will see an Elephants squad looking to follow up on its 2015 African Cup of Nations win with a trip to the CHAN 16 semifinals. Ivory Coast coach Michel Dussuyer said Cameroon is a very respected squad and he expects a tight match, but also believes his team can win.
“We have a mission and that mission is to stop Cameroon it is tough but not impossible as we have the capacity and the players that can rise up to any occasion though we will have to be cautious from the first whistle as they are technically and tactically very good,” he told SuperSport.
The winner of Saturday’s match will move on to the semifinals and await the winner of the Mali vs. Tunisia contest.
Fans who want to watch the Cameroon vs. Ivory Coast football match live online can follow all the action through the official CAF website. Live coverage is available through SuperSport 9, though it’s not yet clear it will be added to the list of live streaming events for those hoping to watch the game online.
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