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CHAN: Limbe turns Lion’s den for Cameroon, Morocco

Lions of Cameroon to battle Atlas lions of Morocco


Cameroonian city of Limbe will literally be turned into lion’s den on Wednesday as two lions fight it out in the in semifinals of the ongoing TOTAL African Nations Championship.

Host Indomitable lions of Cameroon who  edged out DR Congo in the quarterfinal to book a place in the semifinal on Saturday at the Japoma Stadium, will face Atlas Lions of Morocco in what has been dubbed epic semifinal where the best of African football is expected to come to the fore.

The Atlas lions are current holders of the title and have eyes fixed on getting to the finals to defend their title. The Moroccans had in the quarterfinal dispatched hard fighting Zambia 3-1 to qualify

Fans of the indomitable lions on the other hand are not expecting less with some already seeing their team in the final.  It thus promises to be a fight to the finish in the historical town of limbe.

Limbe originally called Victoria was officially changed to Limbe following a presidential decree in 1982. A German Engineer called Limburgh was said to have played a prominent role in the city years back.

Oral narratives hold that this engineer is responsible for constructing a bridge across one of the rivers in the city. Over a period of time, this river came to be associated with this engineer. In 1982, a presidential decree signed by president Ahmadou Babatoura Ahidjo, changed the city name from Victoria to Limbe

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While the Lions are war in Limbe, Mali and Guinea will lock horns in same day in Douala. Finals of the championship will be held on Sunday at Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium while the third place match will be played on Saturday at the Reunification Stadium in Douala.





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