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AFCON HOSTS CAMEROON LABOUR TO KNOCK OUT COMOROS

AFCON HOSTS CAMEROON LABOUR TO KNOCK OUT COMOROS
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Wayne Lumbasi

Cameroon πŸ‡¨πŸ‡² progressed to the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations with a 2-1 win against 10-man Comoros πŸ‡°πŸ‡² .

Amazingly, Comoros held out for almost half an hour without conceding. The Indomitable Lions finally opened the scoring when Karl Toko Ekambi lashed into the far corner, leaving Alhadhur stranded, but almost ceded the lead minutes later when Andre Onana was forced to make a fantastic double save to keep out Ahmed Mogni and Mohamed Youssouf.

Cameroon thought they had finally broken their opponents’ resistance when, with 70 minutes on the clock, Aboubakar sprinted in behind, waltzed around Alhadhur and lashed into the net from close range. They were not accounting for Youssouf M’Changama, who gave Comoros hope against all odds with a beautiful free kick from 30 yards.

Comoros star Youssouf M’Changma celebrating with his teammate after scoring a world class free kick
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The tournament debutants certainly did themselves proud against one of the favourites to life the trophy.

Cameroon meet upstarts Gambia in the last eight in Douala on Saturday after they upset Guinea 1-0 in Bafoussam earlier on Monday.

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