By Eyong Macdella
Cameroon and newly signed Inter Milan goalkeeper, Andre Onana conceded his first goal for the Lions since his return to the Den after his nine months doping ban.
This was during their clash with the Stallions of Burkina Faso at the inaugural game of the 33rd edition of the TotalErnegies Africa Cup of Nations were the Stallion man Sangare open scores at the 24th minute to give Burkina Faso a 1-0 lead over the Indomitable Lions.
Onana who before been outsmarted, did about two very swift and decisive saves for Cameroon but unfortunately luck didn’t smile on him when in the process of making another crucial save, he was beaten pass and Sangare took advantage to net in the first goal of this year’s tournament.
Andre Onana however, smiled again when few mins later, his teammate and Captain Vincent Aboubakar netted two from the penalty spot to give Cameroon a 2-1 first half lead over Burkina Faso.
Onana was put at the helm of the goalpost the moment he was done serving his ban in their qualifier game against Malawi were he kept a clean sheet after a 4-0.
The keeper has been at the frontline for Cameroon’s goalpost since his return though missed out on the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations were the indomitable lions emerged victors of that edition of the tournament with Fabrice Ondoa as goalkeeper.
Being Coach Antonio Conceiçao’s number one goalkeeper for this tournament, Onana still has two group stage games to keep up with the clean sheets.
The Lions went back home top of group A with 3 points closely followed by Cape Verde while Ethiopia and Burkina Faso went back Empty.
Cameroon will face Ethiopia next and later Cape Verde in the days ahead.
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