Cameroon’s under 20 national squad beat their Republic of Korea counterparts 2-0 in their opening group game of the FIFA Youth Championship in Egypt.
Andre Akono Effa’s shot that was poorly handled by the Korean keeper Lee Bum Young earned the junior Lions a curtain raiser 19 minutes into the game played in Suez.
Cameroon’s second came in courtesy of subsititute Germain Tiko who connected a free-kick by Olivier Boumale into the Korean net after 64 minutes.
Cameroon’s physical power helped them keep the game under control. But they would have to correct the way they start their matches. A shaky first 10 minutes could have proved very costly for the Cubs had the Koreans been a better team.
Germany and Cameroon have three points each but the Lions lie second behind Germany in Pool C of the tournament by virtue of the German’s better goal difference. Germany beat the United States of America 3-0.
In the next group stage games scheduled for 29 September, Cameroon takes on the U.S.A while Germany clashes with Korea. Victories for Cameroon and Germany would practically seal their tickets to the next round of the competition.