Cameroon have been eliminated from the ongoing African Nations Champions in Morocco, after losing their second group match in a row. The Indomitable Lions were humbled 1-0 by Angola in Group D’s second outing at Stade Adrar in Agadir on Saturday.
Petro Atletico midfielder Ricardo Job scored a penalty awarded to the Palancas Negras by the 30th minute which happened to be the only goal of the meeting.
Coach Rigobert Song’s charges began the encounter in a frenetic pace, quite conscious of the implications of another defeat. Junior Awono was at the concluding end of a beautiful action that began in the midfield by the 19th minute, but his weak finish floated into the gloves of Angolan goalkeeper Landu Mavanga.
Similar moves from both sides yielded no goals until Angola claimed the opener by the half-hour mark from the spot – a lead they safeguarded until the break.
The second half saw Cameroon creating some decent clear-cut chances but no breach was opening in the opposite defence.
Angola held their own, thanks to goalkeeper Mavanga, who thwarted a number of goal threats right in his area, with the 1-0 scoreline standing at fulltime.
In the other game of the group, Congo continued their fairytale run as they hammered Burkina Faso 2-0 to keep stranglehold of the group with six points.
Carof Bokoua opened the scoring by the 67th minute, with Fred Duval Ngoma powering their lead to 2-0 during added time.
With one point in hand so far, Burkina Faso remain in the competition, but their chances of progressing are slim as they need a win against Cameroon in the final group game and expect Angola to lose to Congo.
Group D’s final matches will be played on Wednesday.