AFCON wrap: Pote’s beauty helps Benin draw Ghana; Cameroon wins
All 24 teams at the Africa Cup of Nations have a match in the books as of Tuesday, and we’ve got another tournament surprise.
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Having already seen Uganda upset the Democratic Republic of Congo and Madagascar draw Guinea, this one came when Ghana met Benin.
It was aided by a red card to Ghana, but the 88th ranked Les Écureuils (Squirrels) of Benin managed a result.
Cameroon 2-0 Guinea-Bissau
Scoreless at halftime, Cameroon saw Yaya Banana and Stephane Bahoken score three minutes apart to give the Indomitable Lions the Group F lead on Day One of group play.
Ghana 2-2 Benin
Mickael Pote scored first and last, giving Benin a valuable point against 10-man Ghana.
The Black Stars went behind in the second minute on Pote’s first, only to get Andre Ayew and Jordan Ayew goals on either side of halftime to build a lead of their own.
But John Boye took a 54th minute red card and Pote potted his second nine minutes later to give Benin an early Group F bonus.
How about this sweep behind the leg?