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Clinton Njie Fires Cameroon To 2019 AFCON

Yaoundé (National Times)-The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon have secured a qualification ticket for the 2019 African Football Cup of Nations (AFCON) .

The Lions picked up their qualification after rattling the Coelacantes of Comoros Island by 3-0 in Yaounde.

The first goal was scored by team captain, Eric Maxim Choupou Moting at the 36 minutes following a combination with Christian Bassogog.

Just five minutes into the second half, another blend between Zambo Anguisa and Bassogog sent the Goalkeeper of the Comoros side, Ali Ahamada crashing, while the net received the ball for the second goal.

The third goal was scored by Olympique de Marseille forward, Clinton Mua Njie who dribbled the Comoros defence and keeper to score at the 88 minute.

The match, which was dominated by the Cameroonian side saw a dynamic attackingline led by Bassogog and Choupou Moting which ensured that the team made many incursions into their opponent’s side.

However, the Comoros side made some daring moves especially from Selemani Faiz, who became a torn in the flesh of the Cameroon team.

Both teams made three replacements each and the most spectacular change came from Cameroon as 74 minute substitute player Clinton Njie was the last to hit the net.

The match which was largely void of ungentlemanly play was however punctuated by a heavy downpour which limited some of the audacious moves orchestrated by the Comoros side. Meanwhile, some of the supporters who had congregated on the largely open-air Ahmadou Ahidjo stadium to watch the match ran into the limited shade many others stayed under the rain.

In the meantime, the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon and the Atlas Lions of Morocco have qualified for the 2019 AFCON from Group B with 11 points each.

However, Morocco leads the group following its victory over Cameroon during the qualifiers.

Even though Cameroon has qualified from the field of play it now has to qualify from the courtrooms following a request by the Comoros Island for Cameroon to be excluded from the competition after failing to host the competition this year.

 

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