AFCON 2021

AFCON 2021: Cameroon & Cape Verde Record Wins In Day 1.

Cameroon and Cape Verde have recorded wins in their first outings in group A of the TotalEnergies Africa cup of nations,  Cameroon 2021.

Cameroon beat Burkina Faso 2-1 in the first match, while Cape Verde humbled 10 men Ethiopia 1-0.

Cameroon 2-1 Burkina Faso.

The indomitable lions of Cameron slaps the stallions of Bokina Faso 2-1 at the opening match of the Total Energies African Cup of Nations.

Though Cameroon dominated possession,  the stallions became more purposeful as Steve Sangare benefited from Betrand Troare assist to give the boys Kamou Malo the lead at the 28minutes.

Unfortunately for Bokina Faso, Steve Sangare’s goal was short lifted as, Vincent Aboubaka, scored two penalties  to give Cameroon a  2-1 the lead at half time.

The lions maintained supremacy in the second half especially with the coming of Njie Clinton,  Chopou Moting and Christian Bassogog as they created more chances but could not extend their lead.

However,  the Stallions had series of shots on target but Andre Onana was always on the alert.

It ended 2-1 and this is Burkina Faso first defeat in eight games.

Ethiopia 0-1 Cape Verde

 

After Cameroon’s win, the blue sharks of Cape Verde were the second to grab all three points with a 1-0 win over Ethiopia.

Things became worst for Ethiopia as Bayeh Belay received the first red card of the tournament at the 12 minutes.

Julio Tavares scored the lone goal of the game at the brink of half time to give the Blue sharks the lead.

The 2013 quarter finalists held on to their lead as they grab all three points.

The next group games come up on Thursday January 13, 2022 with Cameroon to clash with Ethiopia at 4pm while Cape Verde tackles Burkina Faso at 7pm.

By Fomekong Yonty Charity. 

 

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