|Gabon have supplied arguably the shock of the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations so far after beating Cameroon 1-0 in their Group D encounter in Lubango on Wednesday night.
Cameroon had much of the play, but chances were kept to a minimum as the strong Gabonese defence withstood all that Samuel Eto’o and co could throw at them.
Cameroon were a whisker away from the lead early on when Achille Emana fired a shot across goal and Gabon stopper Didier Ovono got a hand to it, deflecting the ball onto the post.
But the Gabonese took a surprise lead on 17 minutes through some poor Cameroon defending. Nicolas Nkoulou needed to be strong in the tackle on the edge of the area, but instead the ball got away from him and through to Gabonese striker Daniel Cousin, who suddenly found himself one-on-one with Carlos Kameni.
The Hull City man kept his composure to slot the ball home and give his side the lead.