Indomitable Lions secure AFCON 2023 round of 16 tickets in a five-goal thriller
The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon defeated Gambia 3-2 in their last group game of the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations Côte d’Ivoire 2023.
Karl Toko Ekambi put Cameroon in the lead in the 56th minute. Ekambi met a cross from Georges-Kevin N’Koudou to score with a header.
Gambia came back into the game with an equalizer through Ablie Jallow. He latched on to a cross into the 18-yard box to shoot into the bottom right corner to score.
The Scorpions went on to take the lead. Assan Ceesay laid through Ebrima Colley with a sumptuous pass. The forward kept his cool to put the ball into the net.
With exit staring at the face of Cameroon, they had to respond, and they did.
James Gomez tried clearing a ball from his half, but it ended up in his net just two minutes after they took the lead.
Cameroon took the lead once again. Defender Christopher Wooh met Georges-Kevin N’Koudou’s cross with a header to score.
The victory means Cameroon has qualified for the knockout stage with 4 points.
Tom Sainfait -Gambia head coach
“This is my last game with the Gambian team; I will stay with them in a few days. I have thought this is the right time to resign and move forward, and I would like to thank the federation’s president of Gambia. I was not surprised because the Ivorians knew they had an advantage to progress if we won, and they supported us. There is a rivalry between the two countries as well. I think it is only one goal that made the difference, we played better game than we did against Cameroon. Cameroon had outstanding players, and we knew they had experience in many matches. There was only one team that won, which was The Gambia. Such games are a victory for us.”.