Gambia vs Cameroon LIVE! AFCON result, match stream, latest updates today

Gambia vs Cameroon LIVE! AFCON result, match stream, latest updates today

Gambia vs Cameroon LIVE!

Group C is still to be decided as Cameroon look to secure a spot in the Africa Cup of Nations knockout stages. Gambia are on the brink of elimination but can play party pooper this evening with Cameroon far from guaranteed a last-16 spot.

Defeat to Senegal last time out means it is squeaky bum time for the Indomitable Lions, who simply must beat the Scorpions to keep their tournament hopes alive as one of the best four third-placed teams to advance from the AFCON group stage. A second-placed finish is also a possibility should Guinea lose to Senegal in the other game.

Cameroon will be hoping Vincent Aboubakar is fit to play after missing the first two group games with an injury picked up on the eve of the tournament. Andre Onana will again be looking to avoid a howler as he returns in goal. Follow the game LIVE below with our dedicated match blog.

Gambia vs Cameroon latest highlights

  • GOAL! Gomez on goal denies Gambia

  • GOAL! Colley off the bench scores!

  • GOAL! Jallow equaliser sets up frantic final!

  • GOAL! Toko Ekambi breaks the deadlock!


19:06 , Alex Young

101min: Cameroon players drop to their knees! They've done it!

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99min: Into the 99th minute as Cameroon force a corner.

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98min: Nkoudou is off, Moukoudi is on.

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94min: Oh, he's literally slapped the ball into the net. It's handball and a yellow card for Sanneh.

Back to 3-2.


18:55 , Alex Young

94min: IT'S THREE-THREE! Colley again!

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91min: A stunning header by Wooh into the far corner.


18:52 , Alex Young

91min: I cannot believe this! Cameroon were dead and buried six minutes ago, and now they are sailing into the knockout stages!


18:50 , Alex Young

88min: This tournament is something else! Gambia look to have been denied a famous win over Cameroon as Gomez turns the ball into his own net!

18:48 , Alex Young

86min: This is great news for Ghana, as long as Gambia don't score a second.


18:47 , Alex Young

85min: Incredible! Gambia have a second goal! Colley the scorer after being on for less than a minute!

18:44 , Alex Young

81min: Gambia firmly on top and stretching Cameroon. Only one team want to win this.


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77min: Gaye beaten but not the crossbar as Mbiayu races into the area and is denied by the woodwork from close range.

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74min: This is remarkable! Gambia with all the momentum as substitute Fadera fizzes a shot narrowly wide.

Cameroon need to score to go through but cannot get out of their half!


18:35 , Alex Young

72min: Hold on, spanner in the works! Jallow fires home an equaliser!

Gambia first goal against Cameroon in six games! Two more needed.

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70min: This is, of course, very bad news for Ghana. Here's why.

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66min: Concern for Anguissa after a tackle on Minteh. He is getting treatment.

18:26 , Alex Young

63min: Barrow tries his luck from distance, and it has no chance of testing the keeper.

18:21 , Alex Young

59min: A little VAR check but the goal stands.

Gambia need to score three without reply. They have never scored against Cameroon previously.


18:19 , Alex Young

56min: Cameroon have been much improved since half-time and get the lead they deserve.

Toko Ekambi is back in the starting lineup and back on the scoresheet as he heads home from eight yards.

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51min: Huge shouts for a Cameroon penalty as Nkoudou takes a tumble in the area, but neither the referee or VAR are interested.

Looked like a good case for a penalty to me!


18:12 , Alex Young

50min: So close to the opener as Nkoudou thwacks a volley off the bar and away. Superb effort, but he will be frustrated with himself.

Second half!

18:09 , Alex Young

46min: Back underway. No changes.

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I repeat: a draw does neither team any good tonight. The other game is also currently 0-0, but we need goals in this one.

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Gambia have edged the first half, with Cameroon needing to rely on Ondoa for a number of decent saves.A big second half awaits.

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17:51 , Alex Young

49min: That's your lot for this half.

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46min: Three minutes added on.

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45min: Half-time approaching and Gambia have edged this first half so far.

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42min: Gambia force another corner, can they make this pressure count? Not this time, as the corner is headed away by the first man.

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39min: End to end! Mintah is again involved, ducking and jinking into the area near the byline but cannot find the cut back before Barrow has a pop, to force Ondoa into a fine save.

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38min: Straight up the other end, Cameroon carve open their best chance. Toko Ekambi is racing down the right flank and whips is a great early cross that keeper Gaye intercepts before Nkoudou can nod in.

17:38 , Alex Young

35min: Gambia should be ahead! Barrow meets a corner at the back post and looks certain to score, but Ondoa saves with the underside of his arm and then smothers on the goal line.


17:37 , Alex Young

34min: Cameroon win a corner but do little with it before Gambia break through Jallow to send the Indomitable Lions scampering back to goal to concede a corner.

Gambia are not messing around.

17:33 , Alex Young

30min: Sowe tries to makes inroads with a lung-busting run into the Cameroon area, but it is quickly crowded out.

A cooling break now.

17:31 , Alex Young

29min: Cameroon are not quite clicking at the moment. They get another free kick on the edge of the area, this time on the other side, but the delivery is deep and too long so flies out of play.

17:28 , Alex Young

25min: Slight technical difficulties with the TV feed, but we're back as Barrow has a pop from the edge of the area.

17:26 , Alex Young

23min: Best opening of the game so far as Minteh does superbly down the right and darts into the box, but he cannot find the cutback.

Incredible pace.

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19min: It's worth pointing out that both teams need a result here. A 0-0 draw will not do. Cameroon starting to push Gambia back a bit now.

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15min: Gambia are really making this hard for Cameroon. The Indomitable Lions are seeing more of the ball now, but the press from Gambia is very impressive.

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11min: Straight into the wall.

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10min: Up the other end, Cameroon in a free kick on the edge of the area. This is more like it.

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7min: Superb save from Ondou to deny Sowe at his near post! He thumped that, and required a strong stop to deny him.

17:08 , Alex Young

5min: Gambia are going to run out of steam if they keep up this pace. Cameroon cannot get their foot on the ball.

17:06 , Alex Young

3min: It's a fast start from Gambia, as they look to start on the front foot.

They are yet to score in the competition, but doing plenty to break that run early doors.


17:02 , Alex Young

1min: Here we go!

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Teams are out. It's national anthem time.

16:51 , Alex Young

The teams are back in their dressing rooms. It's almost time.

Knockout stage permutations

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What's the lay of the land? Group C is fairly straightforward.

If Senegal win or draw with Guinea, then they top of the group. If Guinea win then they are top, while a draw will be enough for a knockout stage place.

Regarding this game, both Gambia and Cameroon can make the knockout stage. A win for Cameroon would do it, and end Ghana's hopes in the process.

Aboubakar still absent

16:30 , Alex Young

As coach Rigobert Song said earlier this week, there is no Vincent Aboubakar for Cameroon.

The striker suffered a thigh injury on the eve of the tournament and has not regained full fitness.

"I don't think Abou will be ready to play," Song told reporters. "We are counting on him for after these three matches."

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You do wonder, beyond his obvious result mistakes for Manchester United, why Onana has been dropped.

He missed the first game after insisting on remaining at United and then flying in on the day of the game, played the next and is now sat on the bench for the third.

Onana dropped!

16:22 , Alex Young

So, the big news is that Onana has been dropped and replaced by his cousin Ondoa.

There are three other changes with Ntcham, Yongwa and Ekambi in for Noupa, Kemen and Ngamaleu.

It's five changes for Gambia. Sanneh, Manneh, Bobb, Sowe and Minteh in for Janko, Darboe, Sundberg, Ebrima Colley and Fadera.

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Teams in full

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Gambia: Gaye, Muhammed Sanneh, Gomez, Omar Colley, Mendy, Jallow, Manneh, Bobb, Minteh, Barrow, Sowe

Subs: Jobe, Barry, Ngum, Fadera, Ceesay, Sanyang, Touray, Janko, Ebrima Colley, Badamosi, Darboe, Bubacarr Sanneh

Cameroon: Ondoa, Castelletto, Wooh, Tolo, Tchato, Ntcham, Zambo, Yongwa, Toko Ekambi, Magri, Nkoudou

Subs: Moukoudi, Ngamaleu, Kemen, Ateba, Tchamadeu, Gonzalez, Epassy, Neyou, Moumbagna, Elliott, Onana, Mputu

Gambia XI

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...and The Gambia!

Cameroon XI

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Andre Onana has been dropped!

15:59 , Alex Young

Team news is imminent.

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The drama continues tonight.

Gambia coach Tom Saintfiet has hope

15:38 , Alex Young

"We're still alive, the situation just got more complicated. We can still qualify with three points in our next game."

Rigobert Song not feeling the pressure

15:26 , Alex Young

Rigobert Song is unconcerned about speculation over his position as Cameroon boss.

Victory today would leave them poised to be one of the top four third-placed sides, which would go a long way to taking some pressure off Song.

"I've experienced pressure since I was very young, I've known it, pressure, as a player," Song, the ex-Liverpool and West Ham defender who is Cameroon's most capped player ever, told a press conference.

"It's part of the game; you win, you're strong but you lose, you're bad. I'm not getting into this game.

"I don't panic, I don't stress. I listen, I understand the criticism, I know what I have to do, I stay calm. My players know me, I simply tell them: 'Do your job'. I trust my players, we'll get there."

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Score prediction

15:09 , Alex Young

Potentially without Aboubakar again, it’s difficult to see Cameroon finding the firepower to beat Gambia.

A 1-1 draw.

Cameroon team news

14:55 , Alex Young

Cameroon are sweating on the fitness of star striker Vincent Aboubakar after he missed their opening two games.

Andre Onana will be back between the posts looking to, as ever, improve.

Gambia team news

14:45 , Alex Young

Newcastle loanee Yankuba Minteh is one of the standout players for Gambia, while Cardiff midfielder Ebou Adams is back from a one-match ban for his red card earlier in the group stage.

Ebou Adams is available once again.

Where to watch Gambia vs Cameroon

14:37 , Alex Young

TV channel: The game will be broadcast on Sky Sports Football. Coverage starts at 4.55pm GMT ahead of a 5pm kick-off.

Live stream: Subscribers will be able to watch on a live stream via the Sky Go app.


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Good afternoon and welcome to the Standard's LIVE coverage of the Africa Cup of Nations clash between Gambia and Cameroon.

Gambia are all but out but Cameroon still have their fate in their own hands (just) with a place in the AFCON knockout stage up for grabs.

The Indomitable Lions simply must improve, and may need a helping hand from Senegal against Guinea in the other group game, to keep their tournament hopes alive.

The action gets underway at 5pm GMT. Stick with us.

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