By Brian Mboh
Football Writer kick442.com Cameroon
The lndomitable Lions dream of a home silverware has collapsed as Captain Vincent and mates failed to put a smile on the faces of the more than 27 million lions supporters, ten days after the unfortunate Olembe stampede.
The Al Nasser’s forward in a remorseful and hopeless manner said “It’s a huge deception for us to be eliminated at the semi-finals as host by the Pharaohs of Egypt”.
He added: “Every time we played as a team, victory was ours. When everyone tries to play at individual level this is how it often ends.However, l wish to congratulate the Egyptian side on the brilliant win”.
“They were a good team and all l wish them is good luck for the final game against Senegal”.
Karl Toko Ekambi reacted to his Captain’s post match interview. He believes the team put up a decent fight despite their first defeat on home soil for more than two decades.
“Saying players were playing in an individualistic manner, is his perception. I don’t want to raised unnecessary polemics. I wish to congratulate the entire team, we tried scoring but disappointedly the goal didn’t come.”
“In a game of football you can’t win all the time. We had hoped to reach the finals. Well, we remind focus and level-headed for the third place game in the days ahead”.
Goalkeeper Gabaski was the hero of the night, saving two penalties as Egypt edged past hosts, Cameroon in a penalty shootout after a goalless draw to set up an African Cup of Nations final against Senegal.
The final takes place this Sunday at the Olembe Stadium with Senegal chasing their maiden continental silverware and Egypt a record extending eighth (8th).
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