AFCON 2017: Cameroon dispatch Ghana to set date with Egypt

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Cameroon has beaten Ghana 2-0 in the Africa Cup of Nations second semi-final game to earn a chance to play Egypt in the final that will be played on Sunday.

The Indomitable Lions scored both goals in the second half after a goalless first half.

The Cameroonians were slightly the better side, though Ghana had more clear-cut chances to score.

The Black Stars struggled to get the ball to their forward players earlier in the game, but slowly grew into it as the game moved on.

Ghana has often come short in AFCON tournaments, finding it hard to add a fifth title to their collection. The last title the West Africans won was back in 1982.

The Black Stars started without captain Asamoah Gyan, who was left out over injury concerns, but was brought on immediately after Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui netted the opener in the 72nd minute.

As the game wound, Ghana players poured into Cameroon’s half in search for an equalizer, but were punished in stoppage time when Christian Bassogog doubled the Indomitable Lions lead, ending any hopes for their opponents.

The Cameroonians now have Egypt standing in the way between them and the 2017 AFCON title, and will habe to  battle it out with the North Africans on Sunday.

Egypt are hunting a record eighth title, and will be hoping Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny is fit to face Cameroon on Sunday.

Ghana will now have to battle Burkina Faso for third place in a play-off game to be played on Friday.

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