The Indomitable lions of Cameroon and the Black Stars of Ghana played a nil nil tie in day two action in group F of the 2019 AFCON in Egypt. The game did not really live up to expectations, but Ghana could have sealed all the three points, if not for the woodworks that denied Owusu Kwabena’s late effort.
After sitting out of the first group game against Benin, Asamoah Gyan, a.k.a “General captain”, came in as a late substitute in place of Kwado Asamoah, but could not impact the game for the Black Stars. Speaking to the press after the game, Gyan admitted that Cameroon’s tactical masterpiece made things difficult for Ghana. He said “the Cameroonians were more tactical today, they were more careful, they didn’t play the way they did in the first game (against Guinea Bissau), they were playing with five at the back, so you could see how cautious they were in this game, but I think it is a fair result because we find it very difficult to penetrate but the most important thing is the next game”.
Gyan however admitted that the black Stars were also lucky to survive the onslaughts from the defending Champions. “I can say we also had luck because they had a couple of chances, Ofori made a great save, so it goes either ways”, said Gyan.
The 33 year old thinks he and his teammates have to quickly concentrate on there last group game against the Djurtus of Guinea Bissau. “It is a must win game, and we will do everything possible to make sure we get the three points”.
The black Stars are currently second in group F, with just two points, behind Cameroon, who has four points. The last game will be decisive for Asamoah Gyan and his teammates, as they look to end Ghana’s 37 years trophy drought.