“A dong die” laments Cameroonian comedian Fingon Tralala everytime he is in a a bit of a quandary. If he watched yesterday”s friendly between Cameroon and Tanzania, he surely did utter that famous line again.The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon were yesterday thrashed a goal to nil by Tanzania. Far from coming as a surprise, this defeat has to some only re-highlighted the dire situation in which Cameroonian football finds itself as it moves from purgatory to hell. Accusing fingers are pointed at the coach for going to the AFCON to watch potential rivals play – which he could have done on TV-
instead of preparing for the game while the Team manager Rigobert Song rather concentrated on his commitments with a French TV channel. Yesterday”s game did not only
leave the sore taste of defeat in the mouths of many, it also left many questions: why were players like Fabrice Olinga who haven”t played competitively in months fielded, why have rumours of money overpowering talent as the criteria for selection moved from murmurs to outcries, are the powers that be reluctant to do something drastic, even if illegal, to change the situation. For some, the main and only question is whether this Tanzania defeat is the end of Akono”s latest escapade with the now easily domitable Indomitable Lions? The game was only a friendly so the defeat shouldn”t be that bad but Cameroonians would like to see this losing streak halted now not later. Most of our regulars were absent but that should not justify complacency and defeat.