Al Wakrah, Qatar – At Al Janoub Stadium on Monday, Cameroon’s Vincent Aboubakar fought magnificently to keep his team’s World Cup chances alive as they went from near defeat to secure an impressive 3-3 draw with Serbia.
Throughout the Group G match, the Cameroon team was cheered on by their colour-clad supporters, some of the most passionate fans the tournament has seen.
Wearing traditional Cameroonian clothing, Armand Ndjiago was jubilant as he and other fans left the stadium after the game.
“A draw today is almost a victory, it was very fought. You see we live to fight another day. So we don’t care about the draw,” Ndjiago told Al Jazeera.
During the match, he enthusiastically shouted: “Cameroon! Cameroon! Cameroon!” prompting other fans to start chanting.
Three Serbian goals followed Cameroon’s opening strike from Jean-Charles Castelletto. However, the introduction of Castelletto’s compatriot Aboubakar helped turn the tide of the game to secure a draw. When Cameroon scored twice in the second half, their supporters stood up, hugged, danced and sang.
On Friday, Cameroon will face Brazil.
“It’s a tough upcoming one, but we’ll be there. We will bring our fighting spirit. And look, regardless of the results, football makes us forget all our problems,” Ndjiago said with a wink.