The executioner of Algeria and hero of Cameroon, Karl Toko-Ekambi spoke about the feat of the Indomitable Lions this Tuesday evening in Algiers as part of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
After 1982, 1986, 2010 and 2014, Algeria had a great opportunity to land a fifth participation in the final phase of the World Cup against Cameroon due to their 1-0 victory in Douala last Friday. A dream that was still possible yesterday Tuesday during the return match at Stade Mustapha Tchaker … until the 123rd minute of play, but that was without counting on Karl Toko-Ekambi.
The Olympique Lyonnais striker indeed emerged in the last seconds of extra time to score the goal (0-1, pl 1-2) of the qualification of the Indomitable Lions at the expense of the Fennecs. A nice revenge for the men of Rigobert Song. “Many had buried us after the defeat of the first leg, especially since our team had just undergone an important change at the technical bar”
“The match was relatively close most of the time, continues Toko-Ekambi. Which is logical, between two good teams and two good goalkeepers, who managed an excellent performance. As often in this kind of match, the qualification was played on details, namely the set pieces.
“Our second goal, just ten seconds from the end, was not very obvious, rewinds the Cameroonian hero. But we believed in it until the end, and the end result ended up giving us reason not to admit defeat. I am happy to have been the author of this goal which I am sure brought joy to all the Cameroonian people. concluded Karl Toko-Ekambi.