Next Tuesday’s friendly will give insight into how far Lions have sharpened claws. A friendly encounter will next Tuesday in Châteauroux-France pit the Indomitable Lions against the national selection of Côte d`Ivoire.
The match will provide an insight into the squad that had a below the average performance in World Cup 2002.As head coach, Winfred Schaefer revealed in an interview granted BBC online sports, “The team needs some concentration for the fresh players to find their rightful places”.
The game will be the baptism of fire to some young players injected into the squad. The friendly is a build-up to the Confederation Cup grouping some eight countries. These are; Brazil, Columbia, France, Japan, Newzealand, Turkey, Cameroon and the United States of America. On Tuesday, the draws will be done for these countries to know their adversaries ahead of the competition.