The United States of America tamed Cameroon’s under 20 Lions with a 4-1 flogging on Tuesday on the second day of action in group “C” of the ongoing Fifa World Youth Championships in Egypt.
The cub lions were second best throughout the game
Bryan Arguez opened scores for the U.S.A. in the additional minutes before half-time and Tony Taylor scored a second barely three minutes after play resumed for the second half. Dily Duka masterfully chipped the ball over goalkeeper Beyokol for the third goal, which more or less nailed Cameroon.
The Lions attempted to put up a fight and scored from the penalty spot through centre-back Yaya Banana. With 15 minutes to go, some die-heart Lions fans thought they could still stage a come-back. But this was never to be. The long balls and lack of collective play was their bane.As they charged for a face saving goal, they created wide gaps at the back and the Americans duely made use of such space. Brian Owby filled-in the space and scored a fourth goal, seconds to the end of the game.
The Stars and Stripes of the U.S.A have now overtaken Cameroon in the group standings due to their better goal difference although both teams have equal points (3). Germany is top with 4 points after they drew with South Korea who are bottom with 1point.
For Cameroon to qualify to the next round, they must beat Germany on Friday in the last group game. Will they be up to the task?