Ghana’s first 2019 CAF U-23 African Cup of Nations game ended in a stalemate against Cameroon.
Habib Mohammed, with four minutes left on the clock, salvaged a point for the Black Meteors, cancelling out Franck Evina’s spectacular free-kick.
There were many highlights from the game, but there was a particular incident which stood out among the lot.
With ten minutes to play and with Cameroon 1-0 up, Meteors full-back Edward Sarpong picked up the ball and inched forward down the left.
A Cameroonian player, perhaps a little too eager to stop the run, slid in, with Sarpong calmy cutting onto his right side to avoid the tackle.
What resulted was a moment the Cameroonian would never want to see again as he hilariously slid all of 6 yards, past Sarpong, the ball and literally off the pitch.
He then scrambled up and got back into position as Sarpong passed the ball forward.
See the video here:
— CAF (@CAF_Online) November 8, 2019
Here are some of the funny comments from some social media users:
Eiiissh what did the defender lick😂😂😂
— Kelvin Kurtsmann |KK| (@shabakunte) November 9, 2019
the person on commentary duty is wicked, he said “does well to come back inside” after he slid out of the field and came back 😂😂😂😂😂
— Sweet Tooth (@Kenooff) November 9, 2019
African diski is disrespectful… Just the way we like it😂💔🙏
— Julile Khumalo (@lile_is_love) November 8, 2019
C’est surment un père de famille 😬😬 pas la peine de lui faire voir ça en boucle, il en souffre je sais…mais quel dribble 🤣🤣🤣
— Olympique De Marseille (@Olympique222) November 9, 2019
It will end his career
— σѕєι кωαкυ (@iamoseihyeamang) November 9, 2019
Ghana had a disappointing tournament, finishing fourth after losing 6-5 on penalties to South Africa in the 3rd place game.