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Cameroon play host to Cape Verde in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers on Saturday

Cameroon play host to Cape Verde at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Group D of the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers on Saturday. The Indomitable Lions take the pitch for the first time since their disappointing 2023 Africa Cup of Nations campaign and will look to return to action on a positive note.

Cameroon endured another forgettable AFCON run as they suffered a round-of-16 exit at the hands of Nigeria last time out.

Prior to that, the Indomitable Lions finished as runners-up in Group C with four points from three matches, level on points with third-placed Guinea.

Cameroon now turn their attention to the World Cup qualifiers, where they kicked off their campaign with a 3-0 victory over Mauritania on November 17, four days before playing out a 1-1 draw against Libya.

Meanwhile, Cape Verde picked up a second consecutive friendly victory last time out when they edged out Equatorial Guinea 1-0 on March 25.

Bubista’s men had enjoyed an impressive run in the 2023 AFCON as they stormed to the quarter-finals before suffering a penalty-shootout loss against South Africa.

Like Cameroon, Cape Verde have picked up four points from their opening two games in the World Cup qualifiers and will look to continue their unbeaten run this weekend.

Cameroon vs Cape Verde Head-To-Head

Cameroon hold a slight upper hand in the history of this fixture, having won three of the last seven meetings between the two sides. Cape Verde have picked up one fewer win in that time, while the spoils have been shared on two occasions.

Cameroon Form Guide: L-W-L-D-D

Cape Verde Form Guide: W-W-L-W-D

Cameroon vs Cape Verde Team News


The Indomitable Lions have named a solid 30-man squad for their two qualifying matches, including the likes of André Onana, Bryan Mbeumo and skipper Vincent Aboubakar.

Injured: None

Suspended: None

Cape Verde

Bubista has called up 24 players for their games, with Vozinha and the attacking duo of Ryan Mendes and Garry Rodrigues headlining the squad.

Injured: None

Suspended: None

Cameroon vs Cape Verde Predicted XI

Cameroon Predicted XI (4-3-3): André Onana; Harold Moukoudi, Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui, Christopher Wooh, Nouhou Tolo; Olivier Ntcham, Carlos Baleba, Zambo Anguissa; Bryan Mbeumo, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Vincent Aboubakar.

Cape Verde Predicted XI (4-3-3): Vozinha; Dylan Tavares, Logan Costa, Roberto Lopes, Joao Paulo; Jamiro Monteiro, Deroy Duarte, Patrick Andrade; Ryan Mendes, Garry Rodrigues, Jovane Cabral.

Cameroon vs Cape Verde Prediction

While Cameroon are slight favourites heading into Saturday, Cape Verde have named a solid squad and could match the Indomitable Lions. We predict a thrilling contest at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium, with both sides cancelling out each other’s efforts.

Prediction: Cameroon 2-2 Cape Verde

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