CHAN: Group Leaders Held To Draws

 All four group leaders – Guin­ea, DR Congo, Morocco and hosts Cameroon – were held to draws in the second round of matches in the African Na­tions Championship (CHAN).

Saturday’s games in Limbe in Group D started with Zam­bia’s 1-1 draw with Guinea.

Victor Kantabadouna had put Guinea ahead on 58 min­utes, but an 87th-minute equal­iser by Spencer Sautu evened things up for Zambia and left both teams tied at the top of the group on four points each.

Meanwhile a second-half Farid Mussa goal secured Tanzania a 1-0 win over Na­mibia – but the match will be noted more for the officials in charge than the result.

For the first time, an all-fe­male refereeing team took charge of a men’s game at a Confederation of African Football championship.

The female refereeing trio of referee Lidya Tafesse from Ethiopia and assistant refer­ees Bernadettar Asimenye Kwimbira of Malawi) and Mimisen Agatha Iyorhe of Nigeria presided over a lively enough game in Limbe, but one that echoed the generally goal-shy theme of the tourna­ment so far.

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