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Cameroon to meet Egypt in final of African Cup
uusjio | February 7, 2008 at 10:26 pmby
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For Cameroon, who beat the hosts Ghana 1-0, Mexican-based substitute Alain Nkong scored the only goal of the game in the 71st minute.
In Kumasi, Ivory Coast dominated the early spell of their game, but it was Fathi who gave his side the lead in the 12th minute with a long range effort that took a wicked-deflection off Salomon Kalou.
Worse was to follow for the Elephants as goalkeeper Boubacar Barry had to be substituted with an injury. In his place German-born Stephan Loboue came on.
The match came to life midway through the second half as three goals were scored in the space of five minutes.
The Pharaohs doubled their lead in the 62nd minute as Zaki scored with a header after Ahmed Hassan`s corner was flicked on by Ivorian defender Didier Zokoro.
It took the West Africans just a minute though to hit back through Keita, whose powerful shot from outside the area gave Essam Al Hadari, who earlier pulled off two world class saves to deny Didier Drogba, no chance.
Al Hadari, said that he was pleased his side had managed to beat the Ivory Coast, even though they had so many good players in top leagues throughout Europe.
"This is a great victory and now we want to go all the way and win the cup again, like we did last time."
But any hopes Ivory Coast had ...