By Brian Mboh
Football Writer kick442.com Cameroon
Cameroon’s 2017 AFCON winner Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui has admitted that ending Gambia’s fairytale participation in the quarter-finals of the Nations Cup, to ease into the semi-finals was the only objective for the Indomitable Lions.
According to the 31-year-old center back, safeguarding a spot into the last four on home soil for the interest of the nation and the first Sports Man was a major driving force.
“I must say it was a beautiful game for us. We had a very strong and serene Gambian team, who succeeded in giving us some tough times at the first forty-minutes of the encounter.The game was a reflection of what we had expected and we thank the Most High for booking a semi-final ticket”.
” My sincere gratitude goes to the Douala public, who have always been by us and has once more demonstrated that we could count on them no matter the caliber of our adversaries. ”
“We had no doubt about ourselves in the first half of the game, despite our numerous unproductive goal scoring attempts. However, we are glad for respecting the coach’s instructions during the second half of the game, that saw us pick a two goal domination”.
“We shall work on our weaknesses and better prepared for the upcoming games that will be more challenging and decisive for us. We promise the entire Cameroonian public to do our best so as to reach the finals come February 6th, 2022”.
Olympic Lyon’s striker Toko-Ekambi now has five goals at the tournament, one behind Cameroon captain Aboubakar. After raising tally with a 50th minutes header and another 57th minutes snuck behind the Gambian defence to tap home a square pass for the second.
Cameroon will meet the winner of Sunday’s quarter-finals between Mohamed Salah’s Egypt and Morocco in the semis.
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