By Angu Lesley
Football Writer, kick442.com Cameroon
The Under-20 national selection of Cameroon have suffered a penalties shoot outs defeat against the Black Satellites of Ghana who picked up a qualification ticket for the semi-finals of the ongoing Under-20 African Nations cup of Nations in Mauritania.
Both sides failed to score in 90 minutes prompting the first quarter-final of the tournament to be decided on extra-time.
Just when it looked like there wasn’t going to be a goal on open play, Etienne Eto’o climbed off the bench in the 80 minute to assist Kevin Prince score in the 103rd minute for a Cameroon lead that lasted less than a minute.
The Ghanaians leveled scores barely a minute later through lead scorer Franck Boateng to put leave the game on a 1-1 situation on the extra time break.
Cameroon and Ghana who had missed a number of good chances on regular play failed to add another goal forcing the game to be decided on post-match penalties.
Both sides converted the first two penalties but the series of success ended in the third round of kicks when Cotonsport of Garoua defender Ali Goni missed his shot.
Renaissance of Ngoumou forward Kevin Prince Milla also missed Cameroon’s fourth to hand Ghana a 4-2 penalties shoot out victory.
Franck Boateng was named man of the match for his all-round display in the game.
The Cameroon team is expected to return home in the days ahead.
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