CHAN 2020: Cameroon sends the DRC home

Host country of CHAN 2020, Cameroon qualified for the semi-finals of the competition by excluding DR Congo (2-1) this Saturday at the Japoma stadium in the quarter-finals. This is a big disappointment for the local Leopards, crowned twice in the competition and considered one of the big favorites.

After a balanced start portion, the men of Florent Ibengé had nevertheless taken the lead through a Makabi Lilepo head that benefited from a discount on the head Kabangu corner (1-0, 21 th ). But local Lions Indomitable equalized quickly through Yannick N’Djeng who took advantage of a blunder keeper Congolese Matampi Ley, just recovered from Covid-19, a corner (1-1, 28 th ). Before the break, Felix Oukine then scratched a ball into the feet of Mumbere and fired in a dry strikes from 25 meters deflected by Idumba that made Fly (2-1, 41 th ).

Back to the wall, the Congolese were pushing in the second half, but without success, and it was on the contrary the hosts who passed the closest to a new goal, like this post found by Assono. Even if she will have excuses to make such as the many cases of Covid-19 that have plagued her since the start of the tournament as well as the pressure from the host country on the eve of the match, the DRC will have to recover … For its part, Cameroon will come up against the winner of Morocco-Zambia in the semi-final, a level it has reached for the first time!