Match - Sun 14 October, 16:00,
|0. (22’)||0. (11’)|
|0. (90 + 3’)|
First ever Afcon for Cape Verde!
A dejected Samuel Eto'o
The return to action of the Indomitable Lions’ legendary skipper Samuel Eto’o has proved insufficient to overturn the 2-0 defeat suffered by Cameroon in Praia in September.
Jean-Paul Akono’s men tried to push right from kick-off, but it was Cape Verde who silenced the crowd at the Ahmadou Ahidjo stadium at the 11th minute when Heldon’s free-kick found the top left corner of Kameni’s net.
The Indomitable Lions were then left with four goals to score to book their ticket for South Africa in January.
They regained some form of hope when Achille Emana succeeded in equalising ten minutes later from close range.
Idrissou and Womé failed to find the target for number two towards the end of the first half, and both teams entered the break levelled on 1-1.
The Blue Sharks camped in their own half in the last 45 minutes of the game, denying several attempts by Webo, Emana and Eto’o.
And Cameroon only managed to take the lead in the dying minutes of the match, through substitute Fabrice Olinga.
But it was too little too late for the four-time African champion, who will miss the continental event for the second time in a row after failing to qualify for the 2012 finals in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.