Cameroon topped Ghana 2-0 in Thursday’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nation’s semi-final.
The Indomitable Lions were strong defensively throughout the 90 minutes. Despite few chances from the Black Stars, Cameroon’s defense seemed up to the task. They were able to shut out Ghana’s dangerous trio of Asamoah Gyan, Andre Ayew and Jordan Ayew.
A lack of communication in the back from the Black Stars led to the eventual winning goal for Cameroon in the 72nd minute. The ball was whipped in from a free kick and instead of allowing his goalkeeper to gather the ball, Ghanaian defender John Boye attempted to head the ball out but unfortunately it fell right to the feet of Cameroon’s Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui. By the time Boye had realized what he had done, Ngadeu-Ngadjui had pummeled the ball into the top corner putting the Black Stars behind.
A frantic Ghana side continually launched the ball up the field hoping for a good bounce and a bit of luck, but there was no luck to be found.
After some very poor attempted deliveries into the box for the Black Stars, Cameroon found themselves with a chance to break in added time.
Christian Bassogog was played through into a one on one with the Ghanaian goalkeeper and, even with defender Harrison Afful breathing down his neck, was able to calmly roll it past him sending his side into the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations finals.
On Sunday the Indomitable Lions will meet the Pharaohs of Egypt to determine the champions of Africa. Cameroon’s last visit to the Cup of Nations final was in 2008 when they lost to Egypt.
The winning side will represent Africa this summer at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.