Cameroon – AFCON 2017: Cameroon hung by Zimbabwe (1-1) in friendly in Yaounde

Written by Deckson N.

The two teams split back-to-back in the final AFCON preparatory game. Despite their commitment to the game, the Lions did not deliver a reassuring match for the upcoming competition.

It was the Zimbabweans who opened the scoring in the 14th minute by striker Ndoro. Left in the back of the defense, he took off against Fabrice Ondoa. A goal that demonstrated the still discernible inconsistencies between the two central defenders Nkoulou and Teikeu. The balance was restored at the 27th min with the equalization on penalty of Moukandjo, consecutive to a fault on Edgar Sali.

In the second half, the indomitable Lions multiplied the offensives, but to no avail. The entry of Njie Clinton and Bassogog, very upset on the flanks, however did not allow the Lions to take the lead in front of a very good Zimbabwe in the tactical device. Cameroon even missed a defeat with the big miss of the Zimbabwean attack in the 92nd min.

With this last game of preparation, coach Hugo Broos has certainly noted the adjustments to be made before the first game of the AFCON next Saturday. For, if the players have shown a certain commitment, much remains to be done on the defensive level. He also has to lift the shoulder straps to his attackers who lack finishes.

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