Four players had tested positive in the den of the Indomitable Lions from the start of the preparation camp for the AFCON They are Pierre Kunde Malong, Michael Ngadeu, Jean Effala and Christian Bassogog. The latter were sidelined from the group and were taken care of by the medical staff. After a few days of quarantine during which they trained individually, new tests were carried out. For the moment, of the four players who were away from the group due to a Covid-19 infection, only Christian Bassogog has joined the Lions workforce, if we stick to the communication made by the ‘team press officer.
Since August 12, 2021, the Shanghai player has not made the slightest appearance in an official match with his Chinese club. Despite this, he always benefited from the confidence of Antonio Conceiçao who retained him for the final phase of the CAN. Aware of this lack of competition, Christian Bassogog does not limit himself to training with the group during this course. The striker engages in personal training sessions in order to make up for his delay vis-à-vis these teammates who for the most part arrive in the den with several matches in the legs. “It’s true that the others are one step ahead of me, that’s why every morning, I jog, I work in the gym to catch up. But overall I feel good. “
At the level of Christian Bassogog, it is the same story as the other players of the Cameroon national team when we talk about the question of the goal. “We all have the same goal, which is to go to the final. “