AFCON 2021: Cameroon vs Egypt in semi-finals.The Pharaohs of Egypt defeated Morocco in a quarter-final fixture on Sunday, 30 January, to obtain their qualification for the next stage which will enable them to play against the host country Cameroon AFCON 2021.
Egypt will play the semi-final on Thursday, 3 January, against the Indomitable Lions who earlier grabbed their qualification ticket against Gambia the previous day.
In the Egypt-Morocco match at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium on Sunday, the Atlas Lions were the first to open scores through a spot kick by Sofiane Boufal. They maintained the lead in the whole first half. It’s in the second segment of the game that Mohamed Salah scored the equalizer for Egypt, and later gave the assist to Trezeguet’s goal during extra time.
Before Egypt’s second goal, some players were already getting out of control.
A fight almost broke out in the 78th minute after Moroccan and PSG right-back Achraf Hakimi, went up against Mostafa Mohamed for fouling him and after realizing his shorts got torn in the process. The other teammates joined in and a fight almost erupted. Both Hakimi and Mohamed were given yellow cards.
further more as Cameroon vs Egypt in semi-finals,just three teams have qualified for the semi-finals; Burkina Faso, Cameroon, and Egypt. The pairs will be complete after the encounter pitting Senegal against Equatorial Guinea.
And when we talk about Cameroon’s AFCON history read below.
Cameroon qualified for the 1990 World Cup by surpassing Nigeria and beating Tunisia in the final round playoff. In the final tournament, Cameroon were drawn into Group B with Argentina, Romania and the Soviet Union.
Cameroon defeated defending champions Argentina in the opening game 1–0 with a goal scored by François Omam-Biyik. Cameroon later defeated Romania 2–1 and lost to the Soviet Union 0–4, becoming the first side to top a World Cup Finals group with a negative goal difference. In the second round, Cameroon defeated Colombia 2–1 with the 38-year-old Roger Milla scoring two goals in the extra time.
In the quarter-finals, Cameroon faced England. After 25 minutes, England’s David Platt scored for England, while in the second-half, Cameroon came back with a 61st-minute penalty from Emmanuel Kundé and took the lead with Eugène Ekéké on 65 minutes. England, however, equalized in the 83rd minute with a penalty from Gary Lineker, while Lineker again found the net via a 105th-minute penalty to make the eventual scoreline 3–2 for England. The team was coached by Russian manager and former player Valeri Nepomniachi.