In preparation for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON 2019), African teams played friendly games over the weekend. The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon beat Zambia 2-1 and Ghana lost 1-0 to Namibia.
Defending Champions, Cameroon were playing their first friendly game ahead of the AFCON tournament. Paul-Georges Ntep and Joel Tagueu gave Cameroon a two-goal lead, with Mwape Musonda pulling one back for Zambia 13 minutes from time with the game ending 2-1 in favour of Cameroon.
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Cameroon plays Ghana, Benin and Guinea-Bissau in Group F of the AFCON 2019 tournament.
In Dubai, Namibia were victors over four-time Africa Cup of Nations Champions Ghana. Manfred Starke scored after 31 minutes as Namibia won 1-0. Ghana replaced all 11 starters at half-time. The victory will give hope to Namibia as the face Ivory Coast, Morocco and South Africa in Group D of the tournament.
In Abu Dhabi, Uganda and Turkmenistan drew 0-0 and it was the same scoreline in Marbella between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Burkina Faso, who did not qualify for the AFCON.
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Guinea found themselves on the losing side to non-qualifiers Gambia with Ebrima Sohna scoring the only goal in the game just before half-time in Marrakech, Morocco.
Three-time champions, Nigeria were held by Zimbabwe 0-0 in Delta State, Nigeria.
The Africa Cup of Nations kicks off on June 21 in Egypt.
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