Cameroon to play Ukraine ahead of World Cup qualifier

The Indomitable Lions will put their house in order in Kiev against the Zhovto-Blakytni ahead of their tight World Cup qualifying schedule in June

Cameroon will play a friendly match against Ukraine on June 2 in Kiev.

The Indomitable Lions, who failed to qualify for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, are bent on making it to the 2014 World Cup after a 2-1 win over Togo last month catapulted them to the summit of Group I.

The group leaders will begin preparations on May 30 in the Ukrainian capital ahead of their double World Cup qualifying fixtures against Togo on June 9 and DR Congo on June 16.

The Lions will travel to Benin on June 3 and play a local side two days later before leaving for nearby Lome in Togo where their clash with the Sparrow Hawks will be held, after which the Cameroonians will return to Cotonou to fine tune their forces for their game against the Leopards. Then they leave for Kinshasa on June 14.

Cameroon were inspired by the return of embattled captain Samuel Eto’o, who scored the two goals against Togo, however he picked up an injury in the process and that will sideline him for about a month.