- Host Cameroon opened Chan tournament with a 1-0 triumph over Zimbabwe at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo in Yaoundé on Saturday.
- Salomon Banga Bindjeme scored a fine acrobatic goal in the 72nd minute as they register an opening win in Group A as African Nations Champions got underway on.
Elsewhere in Group A, Mali defeated Burkina-Faso 1-0 through Siaka Bagayoko 70th minute header which was enough to settle the second encounter in Yaounde.
The African Nations Championship is the sixth edition a biennial football tournament organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) exclusively featuring players from the respective national championships.
Cameroon and Mali are now tied at the top ahead of the second group games.
Victoire des #LionsA' pour leur entrée dans le tournoi. Le but camerounais a été inscrit par Banga Bindjene II à la 77ème minute de jeu. #Cameroun 🇨🇲 1️⃣➖0️⃣ 🇿🇼 #Zimbabwe#CMRZIM#ALLEZLESLIONS pic.twitter.com/S7IkoFF3tT
— Fecafoot-Officiel (@FecafootOfficie) January 16, 2021
FIFA President Gianni Infantino was at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo in Yaounde this afternoon for the opening ceremony and game of the @caf_online #TotalCHAN2020.
Hosts @FecafootOfficie began with a 1-0 win over @online_zifa. #CMRZIM pic.twitter.com/K8wcSuA8z0
— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) January 16, 2021