Africa: CHAN – Defenders Turn Scorers As Cameroon, Mali Edge Nearer Last Eight

Cameroonian Salomon Banga set a trend of defenders scoring Wednesday as his country and Mali moved closer to the African Nations Championship (CHAN) quarter-finals, Burkina Faso remained in contention and Zimbabwe were eliminated.

In a dramatic start to the top-of-the-table Group A clash in Yaounde centre-back Banga put hosts Cameroon ahead and Mali right-back Issaka Samake levelled with only 12 minutes gone.

There were no further goals and the 1-1 draw left both Cameroon and Mali with four points…

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