Afcon 2023: Cameroon 1-1 Guinea – Indomitable Lions held by 10-man underdogs

Guinea midfielder Mohamed Bayo scores his side's opening goal against Cameroon in Group C of the Africa Cup of Nations
Mohamed Bayo has scored five goals in 19 caps for Guinea

Five-time champions Cameroon were held to a draw by 10-man Guinea as the early stages of the Africa Cup of Nations continued to produce surprise results.

Guinea, ranked 80th in the world, had threatened a real shock when Mohamed Bayo fired them into an early lead.

But they had to play the entire second half a man light after skipper Francois Kamano stamped on Frank Magri’s heel.

Magri nodded in Georges-Kevin Nkoudou’s cross to draw Cameroon level but Guinea admirably hung on for a deserved point.

The Indomitable Stars almost snatched victory towards the end but Guinea keeper Ibrahim Kone made a fine save from Karl Toko Ekambi to ensure honours ended even.

The draw leaves both sides with work to do to qualify for the knockout stages with holders Senegal sitting top of Group C after their comfortable 3-0 victory over The Gambia earlier on Monday.

It was also another surprise outcome at the tournament in Ivory Coast after Ghana were upset by Cape Verde on Sunday while Egypt and Nigeria were held by Mozambique and Equatorial Guinea respectively.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Cameroon

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Ondoa
  • 21Castelletto
  • 4WoohSubstituted forGonzalezat 75′minutes
  • 2MoukoudiBooked at 62mins
  • 18Yongwa
  • 22Ntcham
  • 6KemenSubstituted forMoumbagnaat 85′minutes
  • 8Anguissa
  • 9MagriBooked at 21minsSubstituted forTchamadeuat 75′minutes
  • 12Toko-Ekambi
  • 11Nkoudou

Substitutes

  • 3Ngamaleu
  • 5Tolo
  • 7N’Jie
  • 13Ateba
  • 14Tchamadeu
  • 15Gonzalez
  • 16Epassy
  • 17Neyou
  • 19Moumbagna
  • 20Elliott
  • 23Ngapandouetnbu
  • 26Tchato

Guinea

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 22Koné
  • 2ContéSubstituted forDiakitéat 56′minutes
  • 5DiakhabyBooked at 63mins
  • 17Jeanvier
  • 21Sylla
  • 10Moriba
  • 20KonatéSubstituted forSyllaat 90+6′minutes
  • 7GuilavoguiSubstituted forContéat 56′minutes
  • 18Camara
  • 19KamanoBooked at 45mins
  • 11BayoSubstituted forKantéat 85′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Keita
  • 3Sylla
  • 4Sow
  • 8Keïta
  • 12Diakité
  • 13Camara
  • 14Cissé
  • 15Cissé
  • 16Camara
  • 24Kanté
  • 25Conté

Live Text

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *