Defending Champions Cameroon starts with a success in the Africa Cup, has a hard time against Guinea-Bissau but for a long time. The lions still have room to improve the chance of recovery. Benin is preparing to Ghanaian problems.
With a deserved 2:0 (0:0)-success, title-holders Cameroon started in the Africa Cup. Yaya Banana scored after a good hour of the first hit (66. Minute). Shortly after, Stephane was Bahoken and increased to 2:0. Cameroon is the better Team, was a variety had good chances, but failed again and again to Guinea-Bissau Best of our knowledge, the Keeper Jonas Mendes.
Chance of entangling the “lion”
In front of largely empty stands of Cameroon, which was headed by the former Mainz and Schalke’s Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, as captain, took over at the beginning of the Initiative, and came after just seven minutes of the game by Christian Bassogog the first opportunity. However, the striker who plays for Henan Jianye in the Chinese Super League, was full a little too high. Closer on the first hit Guinea-Bissau a few minutes later, as Mamadu Tunkara Pele, who is AS Monaco under the contract, the Cameroon goal with a long shot of a few centimeters is missed (12.). Also a good opportunity to Cameroon’s defensive player Michael Ngadeu Ngadjui, whose head easy prey to guinea-was ball after a corner, but in the end, Bissau goalkeeper (21 had.).
After half an hour it was again Bassogog who hammered the Ball in the penalty steeply into the evening sky, instead of shooting it into the empty goal. Cameroon’s “indomitable lions”, the former Dutch world-class player Clarence Seedorf to be trained, were now in charge and had a head to the ball-Bouncing ball from Dawa Tchakonte the next good Chance (36.). Very close to the opening goal Tchakontes team-mate Karl Toko Ekambi, who placed the Ball just before the break, only inches next to the post (45.). In spite of the clear chance of obesity for the defending Champions it was goalless in the half-time break.
By double-blow for the victory
After the break, Choupo-Moting Guinea examined-Bissau Keeper Jonas Mendes with a shot from 17 meters in the shot flat. But Mendes dived and deflected the Ball to the far post. Outsiders Guinea-Bissau, after 2017, only the second Time ever at the Africa Cup, rarely came in front of the opponent goal, and if you were with long shots dangerous. In the 63. Minute Sori Mané fired a shot from around 20 yards just over the cross bar.
Finally, but the favorite prevailed but: First of all, Banana scored with a header but the ball-Bouncing ball after a corner-1:0 (66.). Only a short time after that, the only just substitute Bahoken Mendes overcame a second Time. The attackers of the French first division club Angers was actually in an Offside position, but since the Ball is a Bissau-Guinean defensive player came up to him, ran the game, and Bahoken, pushing the leather out of a few meters, gates, distance, under Mendes ‘ pass into the net (69.).
Guinea-Bissau came to a hit was in the 74. Minute, however, unlucky, as Piqueti Djassi with a header but the ball only hit the post. In stoppage time defender Juary Soares gave the inside to a corner from a short distance another good Chance – it was the last one for Guinea-Bissau.
Benin stubbornness against Ghana and a point
Benin’s double goalscorer Mickael Poté (l.)
Unlike favorite Cameroon with Ghana in the second game of the preliminary round group F of another Top Team at the start had to cope with a minor setback: The “Black Stars” are not also came against Benin on a 2:2 (2:1). Decisive for the point of the Benin double scorer Mickael Poté, who played from 2011 to 2014 for Dynamo Dresden. The burly striker scored first for the early lead (2.), the Ghana star player Andre Ayew materialized a little later no matter (9.). Just before the break, increased ayew’s younger brother Jordan Ayew 2:1 (42.).
But the tide turned again after Ghana’s John Boye in the 54. Minute Yellow card saw and of course had to. Not ten minutes later, Poté was there again and scored the 2:2-final score (63.). With Kasim Adams of TSG 1899 Hoffenheim is a professional in the Bundesliga, played for Ghana. In addition, Benin with Cebio Soukou, grew up in Bochum, and, a few days ago in the third League, Hansa Rostock Arminia Bielefeld in the 2 was opponent. League joined, another player from Germany on the court. Soukou belonged to the starting lineup and was replaced after 83 minutes.