Congo-Brazzaville shocked football giants Cameroon 1-0 in their 2018 African Nations Championship, Group D match played at the Stade Adrar in Morocco on Tuesday night.
Junior Makiesse scored from the penalty spot late in the second half to put Congo atop of the group standing as the other match of the night saw Angola and Burkina Faso play to a 0-0 draw.
Makiesse stepped up to slot past Indomitable Lions’ goalkeeper Oscar Kitalo Ezenwa after the keeper was thought to have brought Prestige Mboungou down even though he seemed to get a hand to the ball.
Being a goal down Cameroon dominated proceedings in the first half, stringing passes together brilliantly and constantly putting the Congo defence under pressure.
After Congo goalkeeper Mouoko caught a pull out by Franz Pangop and a shot by Bonny Elame drifted away, the Red Devils took over, and Ngombe could have extended the lead with a header off a free kick, but it went over.
The Red Devils showed ability from dead balls, constantly putting Kalati under pressure from such openings. Willy Namedji and Awono wasted two opportunities that came the way of the Indomitable Lions.
Indomitable Lions showed greater potency in the second half and Awono should have done better than fluff a pass by Elame from six yards as Cameroon broke forward in the 66th minute.
Cameroon huffed and puffed, but it was Congo that had the breakthrough with the penalty award four minutes to the end.
The result, combined with Group D’s early match on Tuesday night which saw Angola and Burkina Faso play to a 0-0 draw, leaves Congo atop the standings with three points.