Cameroon secure historic win at CANAF 2021

·       The Special Lions recorded their first ever win at the Amputee AFCON after defeating Gambia 3-2 in an electrifying group C opener on Sunday.  

By Beng Emmanuel

Cameroon started their campaign at the ongoing 2021 Cup of Africa Nations Amputee Football with a 3-2 win over Gambia to collect 3 crucial points from their group C opener at the Mpaka Stadium in Tanzania on Sunday. 

Nkam Elvis opened the scoring for the Central African Nation before Sehou Bouba sealed the win with a first half brace as Cameroon won their first ever match in the history of the tournament since making their debut in 2019. 

But their historic win almost slipped away as the Special Lions almost surrendered their lead.  Gambia produced a commanding second half to score twice and almost leveled scores but Aboubakar Shaibu produced a string of saves to keep their efforts at bay. 

Cameroon who now top group C will face Liberia in their final group fixture. A win will guarantee coach Mankwa Donald and his boys a spot in the knock-out stage of the 14 nation tournament. 

The Cup of African Nations Amputee Football is a biennial competition for African Amputee Footballers which is aimed at expanding the visibility and rights of people with disabilities. 

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