Cameroon – Mozambique: Lions Squash Mambas In Perfect Douala Home -Coming

Giovanni Wanneh,

Sports Writer

The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon defeated Mozambique, nicknamed the Mambas by a 4-1 margin this evening, at the new – look reunification stadium.

This was the first time the Lions were playing in Douala for over 22 years.

Cameroon started the game like they meant it.

From the very start, Jean Charles Castelleto joined in on the Lions first attack. His shot from Moumie Ngamaleu’s corner hit the side netting, inside the opening 5 minutes.

The crosses began coming in all shapes and sizes from Olivier Mbaizo and Ambroise Oyongo. 16 minutes through the first half, Oyongo whipped in a delicious cross, headed over by Lions skipper Vincent Aboubakar.

It was all about Cameroon, with the Lions mounting pressure to draw first blood. Mozambique’s goalkeeper Julio Pedro watched Bassogog; a constant menace throughout scuff his 21 minute shot, after what looked a delightful pass, and a certain assist from Moumie Ngamaleu.

Moumie Ngamaleu up against Zainadine Junior, decided to go for goal, and had his shot blocked at the 29 minute. The pass to Toko or Bassogog was on, but the Yong Boys of Bern man had other ideas.

Finally the goal came for the Lions at the 37 minute courtesy Vincent Aboubakar. A wicked corner from Ngamaleu met Bassogog, whose volley into the box found the head of Aboubakar for 1 – 0 Cameroon.

A late chance For Mozambique via a moment of quick thinking from an Elias Gaspar’s free kick, met Nainadine Junior who couldn’t convert.

In the start o f the second half, coach Luis Goncalves made four substitutions to try and change the game’s complexion.

The men of Tony Conceicao Scored twice within the space of 10 minutes to shut down any Mozambican hopes. Aboubakar completed his brace at the 47 minute, while a towering header from Zambo Anguissa made it three one on 56 minutes.

Second half substitute Kamo Kamo kevin reduced tally to 3-1 for Mozambique at the 74 minute. However, Njie Clinton’s power strike at the 80th minute sealed the deal.

Cameroon takes the lead in group F as leaders, after the massive victory.

The reversed fixture will be played on November 17 in Mozambique.


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