AFCON 2021: Cameroon edge Gambia to reach semis

Karl Toko Ekambi scored two second-half goals as hosts Cameroon beat The Gambia to move into the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations. Toko Ekambi headed his country ahead in the 50th minute, glancing in from Collins Fai’s right-wing cross. It became 2-0 seven minutes later with Toko Ekambi finishing at the back post following Martin Hongla’s low delivery.…

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AFCON 2021: Covid hits Comoros ahead of Cameroon clash

Africa Cup of Nations giant-killers Comoros face a goalkeeping crisis before the biggest game in the country’s history on Monday. The tournament debutants play hosts and five-time champions Cameroon in Yaounde on Monday, but their camp has been hit by 12 positive Covid cases including coach Amir Abdou. Seven players have been affected, including the two remaining fit keepers in…

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AFCON 2021: Cameroon tops group A with seven points

Hosts Cameroon cemented top spot in Group A at the Africa Cup of Nations following a 1-1 draw with Cape Verde. The Indomitable Lions took the lead when captain Vincent Aboubakar drilled home his fifth goal of the tournament after 39 minutes. Cape Verde equalised eight minutes after the break as half-time substitute Garry Rodrigues stylishly flicked home. Aboubakar should…

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Afcon 2021: Cameroon, Cape Verde kick off with victories

Cameroon came from behind to beat Burkina Faso 2-1 in an incident-packed opener at the Africa Cup of Nations. An acrobatic volley from Gustavo Sangare put the Burkinabe ahead midway through the first half in Yaounde. But two unerring penalties from captain Vincent Aboubakar turned the game around for Cameroon before half-time. Indomitable Lions keeper Andre Onana made two crucial…

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AFCON U20: Uganda is the surprise package – Byekwaso

Uganda U20 national team head coach Morley Byekwaso has warned that his side can be the AFCON U20 dark horses. Acoording to Byekwaso, the CECAFA region champions can go all the way to stand on the highest point of the podium. Uganda continued with their dream run in their debut at the AFCON U20. They progressed to the semi-finals after…

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AFCON U20: Thrilling quarterfinal encounters

The quarterfinal games for the Total Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON U20) will kick off on Thursday in Mauritania. Thursday will see two games played and the other two will be played on Friday after the completion of the last round of group matches on Monday evening. The remaining eight teams are expected to provide top notch entertainment on…

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Will Eto’o inherit his father?

Etienne Eto’o relates to an old African adage goes that a fruit never falls too far from the tree. Within the Cameroonian squad at the Total Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations Mauritania 2021, this statement would have an even stronger affirmation. In Coach Ousmanou Christophe’s 27-man squad, there is a son of former Indomitable Lions star Samuel Eto’o. Etienne Eto’o look keen…

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Etienne Eto’o scores twice for Cameroon

Samuel Eto’o’s son Etienne Eto’o scored twice to help Cameroon overcome Mozambique. Eto’o inspired Cameroon to a 4-1 victory over Mozambique at the Stade Cheikha Boidiya in Nouakchott. Cameroon who already qualified after their second match made sure of top spot with an emphatic display against the debutants. Mozambique finished bottom of the group with no point. The young lions…

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Byekwaso contented despite a loss

The Uganda U-20 national team head coach Morley Byekwaso was left contented despite his side’s 1-0 loss. Uganda Hippos was defeated by Cameroon in the second group A game on Wednesday evening. According to Byekwaso, the team played well although they were unable to pick maximum points on the day. “We might have lost today but I am satisfied with…

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AFCON U-20: Cameroon edge Uganda to make quarters

Sunday Jang Junior scored the only goal as Cameroon beat Uganda 1-0 at the Olympic Stadium in Nouakchott on Wednesday evening. Wednesday’s win saw the young Indomitable Lions become the first side to book a slot in the quarter finals. The young lions negotiated their passage to the last eight against Uganda’s Hippos who had some of the best chances but failed…

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