BANGA BIDJEME’S 72nd scissors kick inside the penalty box of Zimbabwe was enough to secure the lions much needed three points to kickstart their 2020 CHAN expedition.
Coach NDTOUNGOU MPILE’S plans to punish a stubborn Zimbabwe side in the first segment did not yielded any fruit. Cameroon had 15 shots on target as against 5 for the warriors, 5 corners as against 1 for the south African side in the first half of the nail biting encounter, not even attempts from team captain JACQUES ZOUA, midfielder SERGE ANDOULOU, Winger ALBERT MEYONG could do he magic.
Cameroon began the second segment on a high tempo as they did in the first half substitutes YANNICK NDJENG, FABRICE ONANA work for Cameroon who gain hold of the midfielder, in a counter attack another substitute BERTRAND was brought down in the left flank of the field, after the free kick was taken, both players struggled to gain control of the ball which ended up on the leg of COTON’S defense man, 25 years old BANGA who waisted no time to put his team forward making it one for the lions and zero for the warriors.
ANDOULO SERGE was named total man of the match, Cameroon will play their next game on Wednesday