Everyone's saying the same thing after Cameroon reach the AFCON final
Cameroon will face Egypt in the final of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations after beating Ghana 2-0 in their semi-final.
Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui put Hugo Broos' team ahead 20 minutes from time and Christian Bassogog secured victory with a late breakaway goal.
— Tivibu Spor (@tivibuspor) February 2, 2017
Their victory came 24 hours after Egypt - managed by Héctor Cúper - defeated Burkina Faso on penalties in Libreville to reach their first AFCON final since 2010
Ahead of the tournament, few expected the Indomitable Lions to make it this far, not least because they have done so without the service of a number of foreign-based players.
Premier League defenders Joël Matip and Allan Nyom and Schalke forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting were among those to refuse call-ups from Broos, preferring to serve their respective clubs.
And, as soon as the full-time whistle blew in Franceville, there were plenty of people willing to get their moment of schadenfreude.
Liverpool centre-back Matip, who made his first start of 2017 in the League Cup semi-final defeat against Southampton, was the subject of most of the mockery.
Joel Matip must be feeling pretty stupid right now
— Joojo🤴🏿 (@eghanacquah) February 2, 2017
I hope Joel Matip is enjoying being knocked out of two cup competitions and out of the title race.
— Aanu Adeoye (@aanuadeoye) February 2, 2017
Matip will be angry with himself right now
— Madukanaya (@Arcdersen) February 2, 2017
Matip could've been in the AFCON final and had a chance at silverware, but chose to stay at Liverpool where he'll win nothing. 🤷🏿♂️
— Ken. (@EarlCrewneck) February 2, 2017
I wonder if Matip would reverse his retirement decision if he knew he would play in an AFCON final rather than lose to Wolves in the FA Cup
— Oliver Young-Myles (@OMyles90) February 2, 2017
Not to worry, though. Matip still has the
League Cup FA Cup Premier League title charge Merseyside Derby to play for.
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