AFCON 2021: Egypt cruise past Cameroon into the final

Egypt walked past Cameroon after a 3-1 penalty shootout victory in the second semifinals of the African Cup of Nation at Yaoundé on Thursday.

Egyptian custodian Gabaski was a great pillar as the Pharaohs cruised to the finals after saving Harold Moukoudi and James Lea Siliki’s penalties.

Vincent Aboubakar is the only player that converted from the spot for Cameroon.

While for Egypt, Mohamed Abdelmonem, Zizo and Mohanad Lasheen scored the penalty spots.

Cameroon’s Nicolas Moumi Ngamaleu was brought down in the area by Mohamed Abelmonem but asked the play to continue.

Defender Micheal Ngadeu rose highest to meet a corner kick but his header rattled off the goal post.

Vincent Aboubakar was quick to meet the rebound but his shot was blocked by Abelmonem for another corner for Cameroon.

Ngadeu was picked in the box with a short pass to beat Egypt’s custodian Gabaski but his raising effort was weak to cause any danger.

In the second stanza, Salah picked a loose ball but Cameroon’s goalkeeper Andre Onana rushed off the line to handle matters.

In the 90th minute, centre referee Bakary Gassama sent Egyptian coach Carlos Queiroz off the field after showing him the second yellow card.

After normal time, both sides moved to extra time which also ended goalless and it’s only penalties that could separate the two sides.

The result sends sends Egypt in the finals where they will face Senegal on Sunday February 6th while Cameroon will play Burkina Faso on Saturday in the classification game.

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