Cameroon’s celebrated defender and now national coach Rigobert Song lost his first game at the African Nations Championship as the Indomitable Lions were beaten 1-0 by Congo on Tuesday in Agadir.
A quarter of an hour before the end of a game dominated by Cameroon, Makiesse gave the Red Devils the victory, after a penalty save from goalkeeper Ngwot.
While the Congo continue on their upward trajectory having qualified for CHAN at the expense of defending champions DR Congo, Cameroon, already absent from the next World Cup, are still struggling to obtain convincing results.
In the other Group D match, Angola and Burkina Faso were unable to break the deadlock and the game ended 0-0 in what appeared to be a very open encounter.
Congo consequently takes the lead in Group D and will face Burkina Faso on Saturday while Angola will face Cameroon.
Today, action in Group A will resume with hosts Morocco taking on Guinea while Sudan will face off against Mauritania. Both matches will take place at the Stade Mohammed V stadium in Casablanca.
Group D (Agadir)
Cameroon 0 Congo 1
Congo: Makiesse (75)
The CHAN is a version of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) but one that is reserved for players who ply their trade in Africa.
This is the fifth edition of the tournament. It was originally supposed to be held in Kenya but lack of preparations forced the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to transfer the rights to Morocco.
Sixteen teams are participating in this year’s tournament.