Blow by Blow: Ethiopia v Cameroon – Citizen

by Zelalem

FULL TIME – Cameroon 0 Ethiopia 0

90+3 – Deng Lok is off and Beneyam Demte is on for Ethiopia.

90 – Ethiopia make a late change. Tafesse is coming on for Mulualem Haile. There will be three minutes of stoppage time.

88 – Another effort from Cameroon fails to hit the target. Atouba is replaced by Mefede.

85 – Ethiopia’s Aschelew concedes a corner. The corner is cleared by Dejene.

83 – The free kick is easily cleared by Ethiopia. No one looks like scoring in this game.

82 – Poor challenge on Souleymanou by Tesfaye. Free kick to Cameroon.

79 – Cameroon needlessly concede a corner as Mbimbe can’t keep the ball in play. Ethiopia play a short corner but give the ball away.

75 – Atouba curls the free kick over the bar. Still 0-0.

74 – A bad mistake by Ethiopia allows Souleymanou possession and he is fouled on the edge of the box by Yared Belay, who gets a yellow card.

72 – Cameroon make a change – Francis Ambane is on for Moumi.

68 – Cameroon do create an excellent opening as Souleymanou’s cross finds Moumi, but he heads wide.

67 – This is not a very good game at all. Frank Boya’s free kick flies aimlessly out for a goal kick.

62 – Stephan Kingue gets a yellow card for Cameroon, for a foul on Tesfaye.

61 – Cameroon are piling on the pressure and another effort from Nlend flies off target.

60 – A good cross into the box from Cameroon, but Nlend can’t get his header on target.

57 – A long range shot from Atouba is off target for Cameroon.

54 – Atouba’s free kick goes over the bar for Cameroon. The Indomitable Lions have been better at the start of the second half, but still lack the final pass in attack.

Welcome back, the second half is about to kick off.

HALF TIME – Cameroon 0 Ethiopia 0 

45 – Ethiopia have a free kick but Cameroon head it behind for a corner. The corner from Eliyas Mamo is also headed away.

41 – Moumi has a shot for Cameroon from long range but it goes wide.

39 – Cameroon win a free kick. Kombi curls in a cross but it goes out for a goal kick to Ethiopia.

38  – And here we go! Mano makes a good save from the corner from a header from Boya. The clock has been started from when the game was stopped.

It is well past the scheduled half time. But this game has been delayed after the floodlight’s went off in the 36th minute. They are starting to come back on but we still have no play since then.

The lights look almost ready, but still no play. The referee is doing some stretches. Now the match officials are having a meeting on the sidelines.

36 – It looks like the power is starting to come back on. For now, there is no play. The score is still 0-0.

36 – Samuel Nlend’s shot is blocked for a corner. And now the floodlights have gone off in the stadium. The game has had to stop.

34 – Ethiopia win a corner this time after good work from Deng Lok. From the corner, Panom heads the ball into Nyame’s grateful arms.

32 – Cameroon win a corner. Atouba takes it and the ball comes straight back to him. Another cross breaks to the edge of the area where a shot is blocked.

30 – Its all Ethiopia here as Haile gets into the area, but crosses into Nyame’s arms.

27 – An excellent effort from Mamo goes inches over the Cameroon bar.

25 – Panom is presented with another good chance for Ethiopia but his shot skews horribly off target.

23 – Kombi’s free kick is easily gathered by the Ethiopian goalkeeper Abel Mamo.

21 – Cameroon’s Boya brings down Assefa. The free kick is smashed well over by Panom.

19 – Brilliant break from Ethiopia and Mulualem Haile sprints clear but fires over the bar. Still 0-0

15 – Kombi is told to calm down by the referee after a foul on Panom.

11 – Free kick to Ethiopia as Panom is fouled.

8 – A long shot from Kombi flies over the bar for Cameroon

Here are the two teams:

Cameroon: Patrick Nyame, Mohamed Djetei, Aaron Mbimbe, Souleymanou Moussa, Emane Yazid, Samuel Nlend, Brice Moumi, Dore Kombi, Boya Frank, Mbah Carlain, Gouet Samuel

Ethiopia: Abel Mamo, Tekalign Dejene, Yared Belay, Eliyas Mamo, Asrat Bogena, Deng Lok, Aschalew Tamene, Seyoum Tesfaye, Mulualem Haile, Yiech Panom, Behailu Assefa

Cameroon won their first Group B match against Angola while Ethiopia lost to DR Congo, who also thrashed Angola 4-2 in the earlier match on Thursday.


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