Cameroon 1 v 1 Guinea: Indomitable Lions held by 10 men in frustrating AFCON opener


Cameroon were unable to defeat 10-man Guinea in a frustrating start to their Africa Cup of Nations campaign.

The Indomitable Lions had Frank Magri to thank for ensuring they took a point from their Group C opener in Yamoussoukro on Monday, with the Toulouse forward heading in Georges-Kevin Nkoudou’s delightful cross from close range in the second half.

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Guinea had earlier gone ahead inside 10 minutes through Mohamed Bayo, who slotted low beyond Fabrice Ondoa at the second attempt after fierce pressing to force a costly error from Olivier Kemen. Cameroon appealed for a foul that never came.

Guinea’s hard work looked to have been undone on the stroke of half-time, when Francois Kamano – wearing the captain’s armband with usual skipper Naby Keita only on the bench – saw his yellow card for treading on the back of Magri upgraded to red after the referee consulted the pitchside monitor.

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