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Wrong to call Cameroon favourites, says Finke



MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, January 25 – Cameroon coach Volker Finke claimed that Saturday’s 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations draw with Guinea proved that his side should not have been considered favourites in an extremely tight Group D.

“I have never said that we are the favourites in this group,” said the veteran German after his side failed to hold onto the early lead given to them when Benjamin Moukandjo struck direct from a corner in Malabo.

“I knew that with the new players coming in that it would take time.

“Guinea are in front of us in the FIFA rankings, so I am just a bit surprised that people think we are the favourites.”

After two draws in two games, the Indomitable Lions now face a decisive final match against the Ivory Coast in a group that remains wide open.

“Now it’s the last match that counts. We came here to win of course, but we are building a new team,” said striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting.

“I think we could have won it, but we didn’t, and now we just need to win our last game. Everything is possible.”