Cameroon are out of contention at the African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco, but Congo-Brazzaville are through to the quarter-finals despite losing 1-0 to Angola.
A solitary goal from Ricardo Estevao handed Angola a 1-0 win over Cameroon in their second Group D match in the 2018 CAF African Nations Championship on Sunday at Stade Adra in Morocco.
The Palancas Negras were awarded a penalty when Owundi Eko’o fouled Vladimir Felix in the box and the referee did not hesitate to point to the spot.
Skipper Ricardo Estevao ensured he picked the right spot to convert from the penalty area to hand the Angolans the lead in the 30th minute.
The Indomitable Lions pushed for an equaliser, but it was 1-0 at the interval in favour of the Southern Africans. Angola came back from the tunnel and probed for more opportunities and had a set piece in the 51st minute.
Goalkeeper, Jean Kalati produced a fine save to deny Estevao’s superb header. In the end Angola were good value for their win while Cameroon sunk to their second straight defeat.
The final Group D encounters are on Wednesday, when Angola play Congo and Cameroon take on Burkina Faso.
Angola: Mavanga, Diniz, Macueno, Fernando (Costa 87’), Cabungula, Estevao (Muno 69’), Felix, Justo (Quibeto 74’), Gaspar, Carneiro, Carmo
Cameroon: Kalati, Eko’o. Etta, Tientcheu, Moussombo, Bitang, Namendji, Maya, Awono (Bille 68’), Bouli, Frantz (Elimbi 78’)