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Zambia and Cameroon pick final quarterfinal spots – African Cup of Nations Group D

January 21, 2010

Eto playing for Cameroon
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Zambia and Cameroon have qualified for the quarterfinals of the African Cup of Nations after the last Group D fixtures played today. Zambia beat Gambia 2-1 while Cameroon held Tunisia to a 2-all draw.

In the game involving Zambia and Gabon, it was the Chipolopolo who took the lead through Kalaba in the 27th minute. In the second half, Chamanga stretched Zambia’s lead. Gabon were are able to get nothing more than a consolation when Marcolino scored after 83th minutes.

In the other game, it was Tunisia who got off to a dream start with a goal in the first minute through striker, Chermiti. Samuel Eto’o got the equalizer for Cameroon right after the break. Cameroon went down again when Chedjou scored an own goal a little after the hour mark. That didn’t last long though. They were back level one minute after through N´Guemo.

The results mean that Zambia goes top of Group D and Cameroon follow as runners up. They join Angola, Algeria, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Egypt and Nigeria who have already qualified for the next round.

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  1. January 21, 2010 10:23 pm

    I think Cameroon did what they are best known for doing- performing when it matters most, and they’re getting stronger and stronger as the tournament progresses. It’s quite a pity that Gabon missed out on a quarter final birth after their excellent start. They have a lot to be proud of though.

    PS: Excellent work on this weblog-thumbs up for you!

    • Mawuli Sikanku permalink*
      January 22, 2010 9:32 am

      So unfortunate for Gabon but good fighting strength from the Lions..coming from behind twice. I appreciate your commment


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