Since Yaya Toure left Manchester City to play for Ivory Coast in the African Cup of Nations, City have failed to win a match. They were eliminated from the FA Cup by a Championship side, dropped five points in Premier League competition, and have increased the level of pressure on themselves going into a potential title decider with Chelsea on Saturday.
Fortunately for City, however, they have a chance to get Toure and the newly signed Wilfried Bony back in blue in time for Saturday's date at Stamford Bridge. All City needs for that to happen is a little help from a group of Indomitable Lions.
As it stands right now, the four teams in Group D of the African Cup of Nations all sit tied on two points. In fact, every match in Group D play has finished in a 1-1 draw, meaning that Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Guinea, and Mali are all tied atop the group on two points with nothing distinguishing the sides for tiebreaker purposes. Each team in Group D only has one match remaining, with Ivory Coast taking on Cameroon and Mali battling Guinea.
City supporters only need to hope for a Cameroon victory, which would eliminate Ivory Coast from the competition. Toure and Bony would be expected to join the team soon after Wednesday's match, which would improve the squad considerably heading into the most important match of the season.
Ivory Coast are currently slight favorites to defeat Cameroon, so nobody should get their hopes up just yet, but that doesn't mean that it'd be a bad idea to pull for the Indomitable Lions on Wednesday.