All four Group A sides are alive with one match to go in group play at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon. Cameroon 2-1 Guinea-Bissau Sebastien Siani and Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui scored second half goals 18 minutes apart as the Indomitable Lions reversed course after Braga winger Piqueti made it 1-0 in the 13th minute. And what a goal it was. A Sunday draw against Gabon would be enough to push Cameroon through to the knockout rounds. Gabon 1-1 Burkina Faso Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s 36th minute penalty canceled out a 23rd minute opener from Kayserispor’s Préjuce Nakoulma. That means Gabon can still advance to the knockout rounds. Les Pantheres have to beat Cameroon to move onto the next stage.
Liverpool are suffering as a result of the stand-off with Cameroon over central defender Joel Matip despite him having retired from international football, manager Jurgen Klopp said on Friday. Klopp was not best pleased to have to pull Matip, who has not played for the Indomitable Lions since September 2015, from the starting line-up for the previous two matches including last Sunday's 1-1 draw with Manchester United because of confusion over the player's international status. Cameroon named him in their squad for the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations and world governing body FIFA have deployed their right to suspend him for not turning up for the tournament.