Entertainment per-excellence would be appropriate to describe the opening ceremony of CHAN 2021 in Cameroon where fans expressed joy and pleasure at the first tournament in the year signalling a beginning of footballing in the face of pandemic.

”I am extremely joyous at the commencement of the championship after the postponement due to covid-19 pandemic” Amadou Diallo said

Fans for sure can smile once again following the start of the competition in Cameroon. The tournament began Saturday had a match between the host Cameroon and Zimbawe.

The Indomitable lions defeated Zimbabwe 1 goal to nothing. The match took place at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo in Yaounde and was played in front of a quarter-full stadium after the Confederation of African Football allowed some fans to access the stadium during the biennial competition.

Salomon Banga, Cameroonian defender scored in the match, making winning 18 minute after the start for the host.

Next group A match was between Mali and Burkina Faso. Siaka Bagayoko scored the only goal for Mali. Mali will meet Cameroon next Wednesday.

Sunday features group B matches when Libya will meet Niger at the 40,000-seat capacity- Bepanda stadium in Douala.

Most awaited match will be a battle between the DR Congo and the Republic of Congo later on Sunday night.

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