Cameroon’s midfield need a creative spark
Without wanting to dampen the deserved praise that Togo’s defence should receive, after they shut out group leaders Cameroon on Sunday, you can’t help but think that a player in the middle of the park with more of an eye for a pass could have broken the fort that was the Togolese goal. Starting with a midfield of Matip, Song, Makoun and Enoh (four defensive midfielders), it is no real surprise that Cameroon failed to score in Lome, with Alex Song probably the most attack minded of the four. Consistently unable to plough through the centre of the area, a more diverse approach such as playing Willie Overtoom behind the strikers would have been more productive, or perhaps employing some of the many strikers in the squad as wingers. Whilst Big Dog Samuel Eto’o was not in the team, N’Djeng and Aboubakar are certainly no donkeys, so cannot blame poor conversion for the result on Sunday.