In a game without issue under light rain, the Indomitable Lions took over the Scorpions of Gambia on Saturday, September 3, 2016, in Limbe.
The public had perhaps understood that Cameroon was going to win, hence the timid crowd in the stands. The light rain that fell on the seaside town did not encourage people to make the trip.
A rather gloomy decor, but a solid victory (2-0) against a team in reconstruction of Gambia, composed mostly of local players. After a foul on Karl Toko Ekambi in the penalty area, Benjamin Moukandjo, opened the scoring in the 27th minute.
Cameroon showed to be dangerous on several occasions in the Gambian goal. But Edgar Salli, awkward enough, Moukandjo and Toko Ekambi unable to make good finishing did not succeed in making a difference. Both teams went to halftime with Cameroon leading with a goal ahead.
In the second period, the Indomitable Lions scored their second goal in the 55th minute. On a corner of Ambrose Oyongo, Toko Ekambi, with a whim, deceived a second time the Gambian goalkeeper.
Cameroonians thus imposed themselves without forcing their talent (2-0). A victory which the coach is satisfied.
“I congratulate my team for making such a match. It’s not easy to play a game without issue. But now with many new players, I saw cohesion, “said Hugo Bross on a press conference.
The coach of Cameroon has much to be proud of. His team finished first in Pool M with 14 points. This is five points more than Mauritania (9 points) and six points more than South Africa (8 points). Both teams made a draw (1-1) in the last day.