2019 AFCON: CAMEROON 0-0 GHANA – AS IT HAPPENED

2019 AFCON: CAMEROON 0-0 GHANA – AS IT HAPPENED
Cameroon celebrate after Yaya Banana of Cameroon opens the scoring during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Finals game between Cameroon and Guinea-Bissau at Ismailia Stadium in Ismailia, Egypt on 25 June 2019 © Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Saturday Jun 29, 2019. 20:49

Welcome to AfricanFootball.com for our LIVE coverage of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations clash between Cameroon and Ghana on Saturday 29 June 2019.

This Group F match comes to you from the Ismailia Stadium. Here are the line-ups:

Cameroon: Onana, Fai, Bong, Ngaedu-Ngadjui, Kana-Biyik, Bassogog, Oyongo, Mandjeck, Zambo Anguissa, Ekambi, N’Jie

Ghana: Ofori, Yiadom, Kasim, Mensah, Rahman, Wakaso, Partey, Asamoah, Atsu, J. Ayew, A. Ayew

Match commentary
All times CAT

90+5' - Full time - Cameroon 0-0 Ghana - The match ends goalless, with the heavyweights sharing the spoils. Cameroon move to four points at the top of Group F, while Ghana are second with two points.

90+1' - There will be three minutes of added time.

89' - Another Ghana chance as Yiadom cuts inside from the right and shoots, but Onana smothers the ball!

87' - Ghana substitution - The Black Stars' last change is Andre Ayew off for Owusu Kwabena. The Spanish-based player had an immediate chance and hits the top of the crossbar with a fine shot! So close!

84' - Wakaso shoots for goal direct from a free kick but only succeeds in hitting the wall.

82' - Cameroon substitution - Pierre Malong replaces Zambo-Anguissa in the Lions' last change.

78' - Ghana substitution - Asamoah Gyan replaces Asamoah in an attacking move from the Black Stars.

76' - Mensah with a heroic block to stop a fierce drive from Bassogog! The defences are holding firm...

74' - Cameroon substitutions - A double change as they introduce Eric Choupo-Moting and Stephane Bahoken in place of Ekambi and Bong.

72' - Asamoah looks for a floating cross from the left but sends the ball out for a goal kick. Chances much harder to come by in this second half.

68' - Midway through the second half, still 0-0 between the Indomitable Lions and the Black Stars.

65' - Yellow card - Ghana's Kasim is booked for catching Ekambi with his elbow.

63' - Partey clips a dangerous ball into the Cameroon box from a free kick, but Ghana are pulled up for offside.

58' - N'Jie can't get a clean header from Fai's excellent cross. Cameroon dialing up the pressure again...

55' - Wakaso thunders a long-range shot just wide of the mark! Onana wasn't getting to that if it was on target.

54' - Andre Ayew appeals for a penalty after being beaten to the ball by Ngaedu-Ngadjui, but the referee isn't interested.

51' - Yiadom makes a fine defensive header to clear Fai's cross from Cameroon's right flank.

46' - Back underway in the second half. No changes from either team at the break.

45+2' - Half time - Goalless at the break. Ghana settled quicker and created the first chances, but Cameroon were much stronger in the latter stages and only a couple of fine saves from Ofori prevented them claiming the lead.

44' - Cameroon really ending the half strongly - can they claim the lead before the break?

41' - Bassogog gets onto a cut-back from the right flank and fires an effort on target, but Ofori makes a superb save to keep the game at 0-0!

39' - Andre Ayew still looks uncomfortable after that earlier blow, as he misses out on a fine in-swinging cross from Owusu.

36' - Ayew is okay to continue. Play restarts with a drop ball and Ghana are caught cold, with N'Jie getting away a powerful shot which Ofori has to turn around his near post for a corner kick!

35' - Another injury worry for Ghana, with Andre Ayew down and holding his lower back after a collision with Oyongo.

33' - Now at the other end Mensah makes a superb recovery tackle to stop Ekambi getting a shot away! The resulting corner kick sees Kana-Biyik send a deflected shot just off target!

32' - Bong with a vital piece of defending to prevent Jordan Ayew from running onto a loose ball in the Cameroon penalty area.

29' - Rahman with a cracking cross from the left, but it's just too far ahead of Jordan Ayew for the striker to get an effort on target.

27' - Wakaso with another corner kick for Ghana which is initially cleared, but the follow up sees Owusu drag a left footed shot wide of the mark.

23' - Midway through the first half, still 0-0 between heavyweights Cameroon and Ghana.

19' - Ghana look the more pro-active team thus far, though Jordan Ayew is now halted in attacking stride for a shirt-pull on his marker.

15' - Ghana substitution: Atsu makes way for Samuel Owusu in an injury-enforced change.

14' - Blow for Ghana: Atsu appears to have tweaked his hamstring in making that earlier shot, and he will need to be replaced.

12' - Atsu cuts inside from the right and sends a low, left-footed shot wide of Onana's left-hand post.

9' - A second corner for the Black Stars, which is initially cleared by Onana but the follow-up sees Mensah teeing up Partey, who blasts high and wide from a great chance!

8' - First corner kick of the game goes to Ghana. Wakaso delivers a dangerous ball which just evades Partey arriving in the middle.

6' - Quite a few fouls already, with neither defence prepared to allow their opposing attackers to find any rhythm.

3' - A cagey opening few minutes, with both teams looking to settle into the match.

1' - Kick-off - We are underway in Ismailia! Cameroon wear green, red and yellow, while Ghana are in all white.

18:55 - We are just five minutes away from kick-off in Ismailia, with the two teams out on the field and observing the national anthems.

18:40 - The referee for this match is Bamlak Tessema Weyesa of Ethiopia.



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