Cameroon And Guinea Draw In Malabo

Cameroon and Guinea shared the points at the Estadio de Malabo in a 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group D clash on Saturday night.  The Cameroonians started like a house on fire in the first ten minutes of the match showing more intent.  Naby-Moussa Yatara denied Vincent Aboubakar as he made a stunning save in the 10th minute.

In the 12th minute the Indomitable Lions were awarded a corner kick.  Benjamin Moukandjo’s right footed shot from a difficult angle went inside of the goal and it was 1-0.  Volke Finke’s men continued to attack as the Guineans found themselves forced to defend.   However, Syli Nationale would have a chance of their own.

Ibrahima Traore’s shot was saved by Joseph Ondoa as he kept his side in front by the odd goal, but in the 42nd minute a low shot from Traore levelled matters to take the match to half-time at 1-1.  Finke’s charges started the second half brightly as they were looking to make an immediate impact but there were no clear cut chances created  by either team.  In the 66th minute Michel Dussuyer made a substitution with Naby Keita replacing Seydouba Soumah.

Keita’s shot was tipped over the bar by Ondoa in the 75th minute as Dussuyer’s boys also threatened in the last ten minutes but Cameroon’s defence was solid.  Stephane M’bia missed a glorious chance to win it for his side in the 89th minute but in the end both sides had to settle for a 1-1 draw.