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Cameroon Player Ratings: Toko Ekambi glitters in Afcon quarter-finals

00:12 GMT+3 30/01/2022
Cameroon celebrate.
The Indomitable Lions assured themselves of a place in the next knockout stage after beating the debutants

After Cameroon registered a 2-0 win over The Gambia in the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals, GOAL ranks how their players performed in Douala.

  • Andre Onana of Cameroon.

    Andre Onana - 8/10

    He was largely untested throughout the game and went on to help Cameroon keep their first clean sheet in the tournament.

  • Moumi Ngamaleu of Cameroon.

    Moumi Ngamaleu - 7/10 

    He kept joining attacks, especially when Gambia's backline proved hard to crack, and his 12th-minute pinpoint cross almost produced a goal, but Vincent Aboubakar's final effort was cleared.

  • Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui of Cameroon.

    Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui - 8.5/10

    Ngadeu-Ngadjui's effort to close down Musa Barrow in the 41st minute was critical for the hosts. 

    The Gambia's dangerman was approaching Cameroon's goal, but the centre-back denied him space before he superbly cleared the ball away.

    He also denied the Gambians an open chance in the 68th minute with a vital clearance.

  • Nouhou Tolo of Cameroon.

    Nouhou Tolo - 6.5/10

    He got a fairly open chance to break the deadlock in the 26th minute, but his timid shot was easily collected by Gambia's goalkeeper, Baboucarr Gaye. 

    A clearing header in the 83rd minute denied the Scorpions a chance to at least score and deny Cameroon a clean sheet.

  • Collins Fai (L) of Cameroon.

    Collins Fai - 8/10

    He delivered a good cross into the area that Toko Ekambi headed home to break the deadlock in the opening stages of the second half.

    He had a wonderful opportunity in the 53rd minute to double the lead but his effort went out slightly. 

    Fai did not take his chances with a 71st-minute opportunity for the Scorpions as he cleared to avoid conceding in the last minutes of an encounter they otherwise dominated. 

  • Sulayman Marreh of Gambia and Andre Zambo Anguissa of Cameroon.

    Zambo Anguissa - 7/10

    Anguissa undertook his defensive duties in the midfield with discipline as he frustrated the Gambia from launching attacks and broke down play whenever the opponents dared to counter-press. 

  • Toko Ekambi of Cameroon.

    Toko Ekambi - 9.5/10

    He did everything he could to break up an otherwise impervious Gambia backline in the first half. His effort was rewarded in the opening minutes of the second half when he struck the opener.

    Ekambi took seven minutes to add the second for Cameroon, as he also registered his fifth goal in the ongoing showpiece.

  •  Samuel Yves Gouet of Cameroon.

    Samuel Gouet - 7/10

    He was clinical in keeping the ball when they were in possession as strikers took vantage positions up front against an otherwise disciplined backline before they finally broke the deadlock in the second half.

  • Martin Hongla of Cameroon.

    Martin Hongla - 8/10

    Before he was replaced by Pierre Kunde in the 81st minute, Hongla was effective and created the assist that gave the Indomitable Lions the second goal against a Gambia side that had trouble dealing with the confident hosts in the second half.

  • Musa Barrow of Gambia attempts to get past Jean Castelletto of Cameroon.

    Jean-Charles Castelletto - 7.5/10

    His 30th-minute pinpoint cross into the penalty box almost broke the deadlock, but Aboubakar's header flew inches wide. 

    He went on to make a vital block in the 75th minute to deny Barrow a chance to score from outside the box.

  • El-Fardou Ben Mohamed and Vincent Aboubakar in Cameroon vs Comoros 2022

    Vincent Aboubakar - 7.5/10

    Came close to scoring his seventh goal of the tournament at the half-hour mark, but his header went out, although he had done a good job of connecting the cross delivered.

    The skipper was unlucky when his close-range header was blocked by Gaye in the 35th minute, Cameroon's biggest chance in the first half.

  • Pierre Kunde of Cameroon.

    Pierre Kunde - 7/10 

    After he replaced Hongla, he brought a breath of fresh air for Cameroon, who were otherwise dominant against the debutants.