Cameroon Kick out Ghana to Reach AFCON FinalLatest News, Sports, Uncategorized Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Cameroon will face Egypt in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations final after two second-half strikes saw off Ghana.
Both sides had gone close to breaking the deadlock before Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui took advantage of atrocious defending from a free-kick to lash in the opener in the 72nd minute.
With seconds remaining Christian Bassogog sealed victory when he applied a deft finish to a counter-attack.
Ghana went close through Wakaso Mubarak and Christian Atsu.
Panathinaikos midfielder Wakaso tested keeper Fabrice Ondoa will a brilliant bending free-kick, and Newcastle’s flying winger Atsu saw his angled strike drift past Cameroon’s upright by inches.
Aside from those two chances, the Black Stars – who last won the competition in 1982 – underwhelmed against a side who were clear second favourites going into the match.
As for coach Hugo Broos’ Indomitable Lions, they are into their first final since they lost to Egypt in 2008.
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