Nigeria 0 Cameroon 1
Goalscorer: Franck Ohandza 45'
Deserved win for Cameroon. Nigeria were poor in this match and Cameroon dealt with them comfortably defensively while also having a better team style and pattern of play.
Good goal from Ohandza. Sharp turn and a very good strong finish. He also looked lively with a couple of other chances and was unlucky not to add to the one goal. Playing his club football in Thailand atm.
Cameroon qualify to the semi finals and the World Cup.
Gambia 1 Ghana 1
Goalscorers: Gambia: Jammeh Baboucarr 22', Ghana: Boakye Richmond 88'
Ghana are in serious trouble in the group after this draw. It is out of their hands whether they will qualify. They can beat Cameroon in the last game, the Cameroon coach has already said he will rest players now that they have qualified but a Nigeria win over Gambia knocks them out whatever they do in their last match.
Gambia deserved this draw. Ghana may have hit the woodwork twice late on but Gambia defended well throughout the match apart from a late lapse on the far post for the equaliser and posed a threat on the counters to a suspect Ghana defence after being reduced to ten men for much of the match. Ghana while not as poor as Nigeria in their game were still disappointing. They lacked invention in their play and this team is a far cry from the World Champions edition two years ago. Gambia won the U17 African Champs a couple of years back and this team has matured together after that success. They are worthy opponents for any side in this competition.
All the Gambian defenders played well but the standout was the CB Ebrima Camara. Very strong in the challenge and a natural leader at the back. More impressive than any Ghana player today. Plays his club football in Sweden.