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Cameroon edge out Ghana in AFCON semi-closing


Sports Information of Sunday, 7 February 2021

Source: Delighted 98.9FM

2021-02-07

Cameroon won the semi-final clash decided at the Ohene Djan Stadium in Accra 1-0Cameroon won the semi-closing clash determined at the Ohene Djan Stadium in Accra 1-

On this working day 7 February 2008 (Particularly 13 several years back nowadays) The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon rode higher on a 70th-moment strike by Alian N’kong to end Ghana’s quest for gold in the 26th MTN African Cup of Nations. Cameroon gained the semi-last clash made the decision at the Ohene Djan Stadium in Accra 1-.

The target came versus the operate of participate in after the Lions experienced managed to soak a lot of force from the Ghanaians, who commenced aggressively from recess. It was in fact the first chance of the Cameroonians in the 2nd 50 %.

A three-gentleman move initiated by Jean Epalle started after the Lions experienced survived a Ghanaian invasion established no cost Samuel Eto’o, who passed splendidly to Nkong in the penalty place.

Both teams had a scrappy initial 50 % with scanty odds, whilst motion was centred in the midfield, where the Black Stars petit Anthony Annan excelled in challenging his opponent Alexander Music.

Before in the match, Eric Addo had a unusual possibility to place Ghana in advance in the fifth moment, when he satisfied Sulley Muntari’s nicely-taken free kick but mistimed to fluff the possibility.

Achille Emana arrived near for Cameroon on the 21 minutes by cracking a half-volley just above the bar, although Geremi Njitap’s 40 yards absolutely free-kick with 7 minutes to recess strike the bar with Ghana’s goalkeeper, Richard Kingston properly displaced.

With Michael Essien confined to a defensive job devoid of suspended Captain John Mensah, Ghana’s midfield lacked aptitude to develop odds for the assault.

But Ghana was to dominate just after the recess and appeared to be inching closer to the intention that under no circumstances was, as the attackers failed with their final balls.

In among play, Annan came near with a 25-yard shot, with John Paintsil heading Muntari’s corner broad.

With the clock ticking, the reality of shedding dawned on Ghana as they started to double their effort but Manuel Junior Agogo headed more than the bar with nine minutes of regulations time remaining.

Cameroon defender Andre Bikey was despatched off in the 90th moment for pushing a clinical formal attending to Rigobert Tune to the ground.

Ghana Line-up: 22-Richard Kingson 2-Hans Sarpei, 4-John Paintsil, 18-Eric Addo, 6-Anthony Annan, 23-Haminu Dramani, 12-Andre Ayew (15-Ahmed Barusso 86), 8-Michael Essien, 9-Junior Agogo, 11-Sulley Muntari, 20-Quincy Owusu-Abeyie (13-Baffour Gyan 61).

Cameroon Line-up: 1-Idriss Carlos Kameni 8-Geremi Njitap, 4-Rigobert Song, 5-Timothee Atouba, 23-Andre Bikey, 10-Achille Emana (2-Augustin Binya 77), 15-Alexandre Music, 19-Stephane Mbia, 21-Joseph Desire Occupation (12-Alain Nkong 62), 9-Samuel Eto’o, 17-Mohamadou Idrissou (14-Joel Epalle 46).



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