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Cameroon Player Ratings: Aboubakar shines as Toko-Ekambi disappoints against Serbia

5:00 AM EST 11/28/22
Vincent Aboubakar, Cameroon
The Indomitable Lions came from 3-1 down to force a 3-3 draw against the Eagles which handed them their first point

Cameroon drew 3-3 in an exciting encounter against Serbia at Janoub Stadium on Monday in Group G's World Cup assignment.

The Indomitable Lions started the game without their first-choice keeper Andre Onana who had been replaced by Devis Epassy owing to disciplinary issues.

Having lost their opening match against Switzerland by a solitary goal, the Rigobert Song side were looking for maximum points to improve their chance of advancing to the next phase.

  • Devis Epassy, Cameroon.

    Devis Epassy (6/10)

    The 29-year-old Epassy replaced Andre Onana in goal. He failed to ensure the defenders marked well for the first goal and conceded a seemingly easy second.

    Grew in confidence later into the match and pulled a fantastic save to deny Aleksandar Mitrovic.

  • Jean-Charles Castelletto Cameroon.

    Jean-Charles Castelletto (7/10)

    Despite scoring the team's first goal, he was shaky at the back and partly to blame for Serbia's first goal. However, he made amends by assisting Aboubakar and initiating the move for the third one.

  • Nicolas Nkoulou Breel Embolo Switzerland Cameroon World Cup

    Nicolas Nkoulou (6/10)

    The former Watford defender gave his best at the back, but communication was their main undoing as seen from the goals conceded. Assisted the first goal.

  • Nouhou Tolo.

    Nouhou Tolo (6/10)

    The 25-year-old started well and even managed to get two attempts in the early exchanges. Lost his influence after the team conceded two goals.

  • Collins Fai Cameroon.

    Collins Fai (6/10)

    Fai, who plays for Saudi Arabian club Al-Tai, helped in the buildup and bailed out fellow defenders on several occasions.

  • Martin Hongla Cameroon.

    Martin Hongla (5/10)

    The 24-year-old Hongla was uncharacteristically poor by his standards. Was replaced in the second half as Rigobert Song aimed at getting a win.

  • Zambo Anguissa Cameroon 2002.

    Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa (7/10)

    He increased the tempo of the team after an inconsistent first half. Managed to ensure Serbia did not have the freedom in midfield.

  • Pierre Kunde of Cameroon.

    Pierre Kunde (7/10)

    The 27-year-old Kunde, was lively in the period he was on the pitch. Had four shots with two on target and created one big chance for his team before being replaced.

  • Bryan Mbeumo Cameroon.

    Bryan Mbeumo (6/10)

    Quiet by his standards but still managed two key passes which were not utilised.

  • Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting Cameroon.

    Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (7.5/10)

    Did not get the service he needed especially in the first half. Massively improved after the break and scored the team's equaliser.

  • Karl Toko Ekambi Cameroon.

    Karl Toko Ekambi (4/10)

    This is one game Toko-Ekambi will like to forget. Completed just 66% of his 21 passes and lost possession that led to Serbia's third goal. Christian Bassogog took his place.

  • Vincent Aboubakar Cameroon 2022

    Vincent Aboubakar (9/10)

    Brought life to the Cameroon game, scoring a brilliant goal and assisting the other.

    First substitute to score and assist in a single World Cup game for an African nation since 1966.

  • Christian Bassogog, Cameroon

    Christian Bassogog (5/10)

    Replaced Toko-Ekambi on the right and did just enough to ensure pressure was on Serbia.

  • Georges-Kévin Nkoudou Cameroon.

    Georges-Kevin Nkoudou (N/A)

    Came with 10 minutes to go and ensured things were kept tidy.

  • Samuel Oum Gouet of Cameroon.

    Samuel Oum Gouet (N/A)

    He didn't have enough time to make a major impact on the indomitable Lions.

  • Gael Ondoua, Cameroon

    Gael Ondoua (6/10)

    Introduced in the 66th minute and managed 100% accuracy on his passes. Was at the right place to stop counter attacks from his department.