Samuel Eto, president of the Cameroon Football Association, was also forced to shed tears on Cameroon’s miraculous advance to the round of 16 of the African Cup of Nations.
The British media Daily Mail said on the 24th (Korea Standard Time), “Cameroon beat Gambia to advance to the round of 16. In response, Cameroon Football Association President Etu also visited the locker room after the game and shared his joy with the players.”
Cameroon has been on shaky ground in this year’s event. It had a 1-1 draw with Guinea in its Group C match, and lost to Senegal 1-3. Senegal has already secured the top spot in the group by holding the Gambia and Cameroon, while Cameroon has had one draw and one loss, putting its position at risk by losing ground to Guinea with one win and one draw. The Gambia was most likely to rank fourth in its group, as it lost to both Senegal and Guinea.
In the end, the Cameroon-Gambia and Senegal-Guinea pigs were all ranked at the moment when the rankings were determined. Guinea lost to Senegal 1-2 and Senegal secured the top spot in the group with three wins. If Cameroon loses to the Gambia in a match held at the same time, Cameroon could have been eliminated immediately as fourth in the group.
Cameroon and the Gambia exchanged teamwork throughout the first half of the match. The first goal came from the Gambia’s side in the second half. Cameroonian striker Carl Toko Ekambi scored at the 11th minute of the second half to secure a 1-0 win. However, the Gambia immediately responded with a goal. Gambia’s winger Ably Jallow calmly scored with his left foot at the 27th minute of the second half to balance the score 1-1.
Since then, Cameroon and Gambia have been on the flip side and exchanged one more goal each, and Cameroon center back Christophe Woo cut Gambia’s net with a good header from a corner kick earned by Cameroon in the first minute of the second half’s extra time. Gambia immediately added another goal, hoping to tie the game for the third time, but it was canceled after it was confirmed that it was a goal that went into the Gambia striker’s handball.라바카지노도메인
Cameroon finished second in the group with a victory in the match. Guinea dropped to third place in the group, and the Gambia was eliminated straight away. Five-time Nations Cup champion Cameroon is now able to challenge the last 16 with a miraculous victory after many twists and turns.
Was it the aftermath of watching the match in a very nervous state? Etu came into the locker room looking very tired and relieved at the same time, and congratulated the national team for advancing to the round of 16.
According to a video posted on the official SNS of the Cameroon Football Association, Etu hugged and clapped his players one by one and looked happy. He also seemed to cover his eyes and wipe away his tears, which seemed to indicate his mental burden at this tournament.
Etu successfully hosted the Africa Cup of Nations tournament in his country in January 2022 after becoming the president of the Cameroon Football Association at the end of 2021. Cameroon’s national team finished third in the tournament, and the previous tournament covered its elimination from the round of 16 at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Etu himself also won two consecutive African Cup of Nations championships as a member of Cameroon’s national team in 2000 and 2002. However, Etu was not in his prime at that time. In the late 2000s, when he reached his career peak, Etu had to appease his regret by finishing in the quarterfinals and the runner-up in the three Nations Cup competitions he played in.
Meanwhile, Manchester United’s main goalkeeper Andre Onana played only one game in the group stage and did not contribute much to his team’s advance to the round of 16.
Onana, who joined the national team after pushing ahead with his match schedule with his team, played against Senegal after missing his first match against Guinea, but was sluggish with three runs. Against the Gambia, he sat on the bench after giving up his gatekeeper position to his cousin Fabrice Ondoa.