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#AFCON2017: Cameroon thrash Senegal 5 – 4 on Penalty Kicks to Proceed to Semifinals

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Cameroon, on Saturday, beat Senegal 5-4 on penalty kicks, after 120 minutes of goalless draw, to advance into Thursday’s semi-finals against Ghana or DR Congo at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2017 in Gabon.

Sadio Mane‘s shot was denied by Fabrice Ondoa, before Vincent Aboubakar hit the winning penalty kick for Cameroon.

Senegal had a great chance to win it in normal time but Moussa Sow volleyed wide from close range to leave the game scoreless after 120 minutes of play.

The result means Mane is likely to make a swift return to his club Liverpool, who suffered a surprising defeat by Wolverhampton Wanderers in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday.

Cameroon now go on to face either Ghana or DR Congo in Thursday’s second semi-final fixture.

14 Comments

  1. A Real Nigerian

    January 29, 2017 at 12:40 am

    “Cameroon thrash Senegal 5 – 4 on Penalty Kicks to Proceed to Semifinals”

    How dare you, BN??
    “Thrash” is used only for heavy defeats!! WTH!
    Change the title of this article now!!
    How dare you use the word “thrash” for an undeserved Camerounian victory??
    When the golden Senegalese team of the early 2000s lost to Cameroun in the 2002 final, at least it was an even game against an equal. But this, this was just a timid, unskillful team riding their luck.
    Senegal completely outclassed Cameroun in every way possible and were only let down by their finishing.
    Mane’s tears! Unbearable!
    What do Senegal have to do to finally get their hands on the trophy??

    • Anon

      January 29, 2017 at 1:01 am

      It’s getting tedious trying to correct BN.

      Liverpool will happily welcome back Mane. They’ve been losing matches in his absence.

    • A Real Nigerian

      January 29, 2017 at 1:28 am

      I guess so. But the Reds have way bigger problems than Mane can solve. Horrible defence and the lack of a proper out-and-out striker. Plus Sturridge is always either injured or out of form. Ugh.

    • Tixie

      January 29, 2017 at 2:55 am

      You must really have a problem with Cameroon. Please have several seats at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium my friend, with your weak football analysis!!!

    • A Real Nigerian

      January 29, 2017 at 11:11 am

      Kill yoselfffff!!

    • paperless

      February 4, 2017 at 2:51 am

      play well…..i guess
      no matter how well you play your name only goes down in history for goals scored and trophies won…

  2. Truth-be-told

    January 29, 2017 at 12:55 am

    I agree. Misleading title. Senegal played better and is indeed a better side. Cameroun had a very good keeper who literally led them to their undeserved victory. If a game ends in a penalty shoot out, it’s practically anyone’s game.

    • A Real Nigerian

      January 29, 2017 at 1:21 am

      Yeah I agree. Fabrice Ondoa is a decent goalkeeper. Used to play for Barca B and was a solid buy on FIFA Career Mode some years back.

    • PAUL ADEYEMO

      January 29, 2017 at 7:25 am

      Real Nigerian is a guy, i can bet my salary on it.

    • A Real Nigerian

      January 29, 2017 at 11:10 am

      Yes, because girls don’t watch sports or play video games. ?
      Try step out of your comfort zone of misogynistic BS and maybe you’ll see people who are a tad different from what you’re used to.

  3. tunmi

    January 29, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    Haba BN, a 5-4 win over penalty kicks is not a “thrash” oh. What are some substitutes? “narrow win” is one.

  4. Choices

    January 29, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    All that matters is that Cameroon won. The end justified the means. Whether it was undeserved or not doesn’t matter..#winning

  5. Real Senegalese !

    January 29, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    Change the title please.i understand English is not your first language but come on!such a misleading title.if u can’t write real news .Change your hobbies!

  6. jojo

    January 29, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    thrash: to thoroughly beat. 5-4 win is not thrashing biko

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