BBC SPORT Arabic Spanish Russian Chinese
BBCi NEWS   SPORT   WEATHER   WORLD SERVICE   A-Z INDEX    SEARCH 

BBC Sport
 You are in: Football: Africa  
Sport Front Page
-------------------
Football
Teams
Statistics
FA Cup
Eng Prem
Internationals
Champions League
Uefa Cup
Eng Div 1
Eng Div 2
Eng Div 3
Eng Conf
Scot Prem
Scottish Cup
Scot Div 1
Scot Div 2
Scot Div 3
Europe
Africa
League of Wales
Cricket
Rugby Union
Rugby League
Tennis
Golf
Motorsport
Boxing
Athletics
Other Sports
-------------------
Special Events
-------------------
Sports Talk
-------------------
BBC Pundits
TV & Radio
Question of Sport
-------------------
Photo Galleries
Funny Old Game
-------------------
Around The UK: 
N Ireland
Scotland
Wales

BBC Sport Academy
BBC News
BBC Weather
SERVICES
-------------
LANGUAGES
EDITIONS

Wednesday, 12 February, 2003, 14:20 GMT
Ivory Coast tame Cameroon
Samuel Eto'o plays in the Spanish Liga for Mallorca
Samuel Eto'o had little impact on the match
Ivory Coast 3-0 Cameroon

Ivory Coast indicated their readiness for their forthcoming Nations Cup qualifiers against Burundi with a convincing 3-0 win over Cameroon on Tuesday.

The match, played in the French town of Chateauroux, attracted a smattering of supporters from both countries, despite the cold weather.

The Ivorians seized control of the match from the start, as their organised build-up and incisive forays into the Cameroonian half created problems for captain Rigobert Song.

It was no surprise when the incessant pressure on the Indomitable Lions was rewarded in the 37th minute, when Tchiressoua Guel locked onto a clever pass from Feyenoord's Bonaventure Kalou to get the opener.

With a goal in the kitty, the Ivorians turned up the pressure on the Cameroonians.

The constant stream of pressure paid off in the 45th minute, when Drogba latched onto Akale's pass to shoot the ball into the far corner of the net.

Drogba's spectacular goal was the high point of the game.

Cameroon tried to turn the tables on the Ivorians in the second half but their haph-hazard approach did little to help their cause.

All chances of getting back into the game were ruined by Atouba, whose foul on George earned the Ivorians a penalty.

Bonaventure Kalou made no mistake from the spot.

Bella got Cameroon's best scoring chance in the 87th minute but his powerful header was saved by the Ivorian goalkeeper Yeboah.

The loss will do little for the sagging confidence of the Indomitable Lions.

It was their first game since their first round exit from the World Cup in Korea/Japan.

Links to more Africa stories are at the foot of the page.


 E-mail this story to a friend

Links to more Africa stories

© BBC ^^ Back to top

Sport Front Page | Football | Cricket | Rugby Union | Rugby League |
Tennis | Golf | Motorsport | Boxing | Athletics | Other Sports |
Special Events | Sports Talk | BBC Pundits | TV & Radio | Question of Sport |
Photo Galleries | Funny Old Game | N Ireland | Scotland | Wales