Monday, 25 April 2011
Poor Ghana exit AYC
Cameroun and Ghana shared the spoils yesterday at the Dobsonville stadium in Johannesburg in an intriguing 1-1 encounter .
With nothing much at stake and parading some new faces having won two of their last matches to become the first team to qualify in Group, Cameroon took the game on a lighter note.
It was a different approach for Ghana who with a better ball possession were more businesslike but could not breakdown the Cameroonian defence.
In the 6th minute, Nsor Kwame collected a through ball in the midfield, beating his man comfortably, raced down the left flank but a Cameroonian defender managed to block his shot before Boakye could make contact.
Ghana continued to pile pressure, another close opportunity was thwarted by the Cameroonian goalkeeper, Ngana Eric in the 13th minute when Masahudu Alhassan’s shot was almost in.
Cameroon relied on counter attacks, with Ella Armand operating from the left flank and Tagueu Joel with some support finding it difficult to dazzle the Ghanaian defense.
Ghana’s constant pressure paid off in the 20th minute, the lanky Nsor Kwame took his height advantage head in the ball and gave his team the lead.
The Ghanaians made several unsuccessful attempts to increase tally before the break but Cameroon never sat back to watch.
Action continued in the second half Ghana still pressing for another goal while Cameroon still employs the tactics of taking advantage of every opportunity to rattle the Ghanaian defense.
As the clock runs down, it became a battle for Ghana to increase their standing and Cameroon determined to maintain a clean record in Group B.
What seemed like a Ghanaian dominance began to fade gradually as Cameroon gathers more momentum as Mbongo Emmanuel finally game his team a fought for equalizing in the 90th minute.
Source: AFRICAN SOCCER
PIX: Christian Toko of Cameroon battles for the ball with Ghana's Paul Aidoo