The Indomitable Lions take on the Mediterranean Knights of Libya on the second day of qualifIcations for the 2026 FIFA World Cup at the Benina Martyrs Stadium in Benghazi this evening at 5pm.
Cameroon has played against Libya seven times in their history, with four wins, two draws and one defeat. And this evening, even though the Lions will start as favourites but nothing is certain for the Cameroonians.
The Libyans have been in fine form since September, going 540 minutes without conceding a goal. The Knights of the Mediterranean find themselves in a positive spiral even before the opening minutes of the game, which is likely to put the day’s visitors on the alert. One thing is certain: Rigobert Song’s men will have plenty to worry about if Hamdi Bataw’s men decide to approach the game with the same realism as the Eswatin (3 shots, 2 on target, 1 goal), as many experts believe they will.
Cameroon, on the other hand, can take heart from their confidence-boosting 3-0 win over Mauritius last Friday, in which they enjoyed 70% of the possession and had 9 shots on target in 9 attempts. It is a feat they could well attempt to repeat.
However, they will play tonight without one of their centre-forwards, Toko Ekambi, who has withdrawn through injury. George Nkoudou, who scored a brace last week, is likely to play on the flank. And up front, Frank Magri could make his first start for the Lions.