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Afcon 2019: By The Numbers - Cameroon 0-0 Ghana

12:17 GMT+3 30/06/2019
Ghana's midfielder Mubarak Wakaso is marked by Cameroon's forward Karl Toko Ekambi during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations
The stats tell the story behind Black Stars' performance against Cameroon in their Afcon 2019 Group F encounter on Saturday

  • Ghana's midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah (R) is marked by Cameroon's forward Christian Bassogog during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.jpg

    Indomitable Lions dominate possession

    Despite Ghana having three of Africa's finest in midfield, Clarence Seedorf should be a proud man as his side dominated possession throughout the night. 

    Cameroon enjoyed 58.7% of the ball possession in the first half and 55.7% in the second half, a clear sign of their superiority on the night. 

    They also had 614 touches on the ball, while Ghana only had 506. 

  • Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui of Cameroon

    Ngadeu & Biyik: The pass masters

    Cameroon's defensive duo Jean-Armel Kana-Biyik and Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui completed more passes than anyone on the field with each recording 60 successful passes. 
  • Kwadwo Asamoah Ghana Africa Cup of Nations 2019

    Ghana's offensive threat nullified

    Perhaps Christian Atsu's injury was also an attacking setback as Ghana's offensive threat proved unsuccessful given they only managed one shot on target in the entire 90 minutes. 

    Cameroon also showed more offensive intent, managing 135 forward passes compared to Ghana's 106.

    Cameroon also enjoyed eight successful take on's while Ghana managed only seven. 

    The defending champions also delivered more crosses into the box, 21, than Ghana, 11, thus Richard Ofori was forced into two crucial saves while Andre Onana only made one save. 

    Where Ghana was superior, positive actions in the opposition box, 21 compared to Cameroon's 11, they did not make the desired impact.  

    They also had more shots inside the box, seven, while Cameroon managed five, two on target. 


  • Mubarak Wakaso of Ghana warms up before the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Finals game between Ghana and Benin at Ismailia Stadium in Ismailia, Egypt on 25 June 2019

    Mixed emotions for Wakaso

    It was another night of mixed emotions for Mubarak Wakaso who was Ghana's highest passer with 41 passes completed on the night. 

    Wakaso also recovered the ball nine times, more than any of his Black Stars teammates. 

    But he also had more shots off target, two, and was also amongst the highest, seven, in unsuccessful passes. 

    He was also beaten by the opposition, three times, more than anyone else on the field. 

  • Christian Bassogog Cameroon

    Cameroon's widemen enjoy width

    As you'd expect with Christian Bassogog and Clinton Njie down the flanks, the Indomitable Lions used width as a part of their masterplan with 65% of their attacks coming from wide positions. However, after 21 crosses without reward, their tactic proved futile.