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CHAN 2018: Amateur Lions each bag 1.8 million CFA Frs for participation bonus.

Since last Monday, January 1, 2018, Rigobert Song Bahanag and his players have left their suitcases in Rabat, the Moroccan capital, where they will stay for 10 days. They begin their acclimatization and play two friendly matches to complete their preparation.

Before their boarding, each player received the sum of 1.8 million FCFA as a bonus for participation in the African Championship of Nations (CHAN) 2018. While information relayed by the press reported some divergences in the den on the eve of this continental meeting, the Team Press Officer, Simon Lyonga reassures: “There is no problem in the den, everything is fine, the morale of the team is good and the players are ready for the game. Unlike the chaos that some media speak.

According to the latter, after their arrival in Rabat this Monday in the day, the foals of Rigobert Song were entitled to a training session at night (7pm) under a temperature of 7 ° C, question of getting in condition for their first friendly match against Guinea this Wednesday at 7pm (8pm in Cameroon) at the Muller Hassein stadium, venue of the official matches of Fus de Rabat.

It is also this stadium that will be used by the Lions for the 10 days of preparation before heading to their base in Agadir where they will enter the scene January 16 at 7pm against Congo Brazza (Group D).

Amateur Lions participate in the 5th African Nations Football Championship (CHAN). The 23 players were fixed on their fate since Friday, December 29, 2017, the day after the performance test they performed on December 28 at the Technical Center of the Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT) in Odza. It was therefore after this evaluation that two players were recalibrated.

Because, they were 25 for this last straight line of the preparation to the fold. After the break to allow Junior Awono and his teammates to spend Christmas with the family, the A Lions returned to their lairs on December 27, 2017.

The group has meanwhile been visited by the chairman of the normalization committee, Dieudonné Happi and that of the Minister of Sports and Physical Education, Bidoung Mkpatt within two days. The minister notably asked the players to be disciplined and supportive if they want to win the CHAN.

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