By Etienne Mainimo
The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon have bowed out of the ongoing World Cup in style defeating Brazil by 1-0.
The sensational and dramatic match puts Yaounde city dwellers on their feet as Vincent Aboubakar benefited from substitute Jerome Ngom’s cross to put Cameroon in the lead in stoppage time.
Despite a completely changed team, the Brazilians were seductive from the start, and this is also true for its public on fire. However, the lions were determined from the beginning right to the end.
Even though Cameroon came out victoriously, they failed to qualify for the next round of the competition as Switzerland beat Serbia 3-2 in another last-group match.
However, Cameroon has become the only African team to beat Brazil in the tournament face of the World Cup.
In the meantime, Vincent Aboubakar has become the first player to be shown a red card at the World Cup since Zinedine Zidane in 2006. Zidane was sent off after headbutting Marco Materazzi during a World Cup Match against Italy.
Aboubakar was shown the exit door after removing his shirt in celebration of his goal. He had earlier been booked for a cynical foul on Gabriel Martinelli in the second period of the game.
Worth noting is the smile from Aboubakar and the referee as he worked out of the pitch.
Devis Epassy, Man of the Match showed another side of his goalkeeping skills, after walking in the shadow of Andre Onana who took over as number one. Epassy qualified the Lions for the Africa Nations Cup when Andre Onana was suspended for taking an illicit substance.
Rigobert Song as a player in 2003 caused problems for Brazil and in 2022 as a coach, has led the Lions to beat Brazil, a nightmare for Brazil. Cameroon has broken the 20 years jinx to win a World Cup match.