Uproar As Cameroon Captain Blames Teammates for AFCON Semi-final Crash Against Egypt

Uproar As Cameroon Captain Blames Teammates for AFCON Semi-final Crash Against Egypt

Chukwu Ikechukwu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:55 PM
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  • Vincent Aboubakar has blamed Cameroon’s ouster from the AFCON on his teammates sighting the Indomitable Lions did not play as a team
  • Egypt knocked hosts Cameroon out of the AFCON winning 3-1 on penalties after 120 minutes of football ended 0-0 in Yaoundé
  • Vincent Aboubakar who is the tournament’s top scorer was the only Cameroonian to convert his penalty kick for the Lions in the semi-final loss

Vincent Aboubakar has lambasted his fellow teammates for Cameroon’s AFCON exit against seven-time champions Egypt.

The Indomitable Lions were knocked out in the semi-final after losing 3-1 on penalties to the Pharaohs after the game had ended goalless after 120 minutes.

Uproar As Cameroon Captain Blames Teammates for AFCON Semi-final Crash Against Egypt
Vincent Aboubakar is the top scorer at the AFCON after scoring 6 goals in the competiton so far. Photo by NurPhoto
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According to a report via Complete Sports, Aboubakar accused his teammates of playing selfish football which he says is the reason for Cameroon’s elimination.

“It’s a big disappointment,
“Cameroon organizes a CAN and is eliminated in the semi-finals. Everyone wanted to do what they want and here is the result today. When we play collectively, we do good things.”

Cameroon will now face Burkina Faso in the third-place match on Saturday while Egypt and Senegal will battle in Sunday’s final.

Mohammed Salah wins beef against Cameroon captain Aboubakar

Meanwhile, Egypt captain, Mohammed Salah had the last laugh against his counterpart from Cameroon Vincent Aboubakar after the Pharaohs progressed to the final of the 2021 AFCON.

According to a report via People Gazette, Vincent Aboubakar had stated Liverpool striker was not a spectacular player ahead of both nations semi-final clash.

Aboubakar had inferred there was too much hype around the Egypt captain but he had not been impressed by the performances of Salah.

Mo’ Salah would later lead Egypt into the finals of the African Cup of Nations in the home ground of a Cameroon team led by Vincent Aboubakar.

Egypt Beat Hosts Cameroon on Penalties

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Egypt booked their place in the final of AFCON 2021 after beating Cameroon in the second semi-final at the Olembe Stadium.

The Egyptians needed to rely on penalties to win the encounter after the game ended goalless.

Sports Brief monitored the game which saw Cameroon look like much the better side throughout the first half as Karl Toko Ekambi and Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui spurned some of their best chances.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..