VIDEO: Horrific referee decision as Egypt beat Cameroon in extra time; Nigeria squeeze past Zambia on pens

Egypt 3 – Cameroon 1 (AET) (African Cup of Nations quarter-finals, January 26, 2010) Cameroon went ahead in the 25th minutes, courtesy of an Ahmed Hassan own goal from an Achille Emana corner to the near post. The Pharaohs pulled level soon after as more comedy goalkeeping in Angola allowed Ahmed Hassan to atone for his og, the midfielder shooting from 35-yards out with his shot bouncing in front of, and over, Cameroon’s goalie Kameni on it’s way into the bottom left-hand corner. The teams played out a rather balanced second half to send the match into extra time, where Egypt took control of the match. The Cameroonians only had themselves to blame as Geremi played a sloppy backpass to his keeper which Mohamed Nagy Gedo intercepted to score his third goal of the tournament. And then came the huge moment of controversy in the 95th minute, as Ahmed Hassan’s free-kick was ridiculously palmed by keeper Kameni into the apex of bar and post before bouncing out, yet incredibly, and wrongly, the officials decided that the ball had crossed the line.

Zambia 0 – Nigeria 0* (African Cup of Nations quarter-finals, January 26, 2010) (Pens. 4-5) The Super Eagles secured a semi-final with Ghana after an unimpressive victory over plucky Zambia. Onyekachi Apam was sent off for the Super Eagles in extra time but in the penalty shoot-out Nigerian keeper Vincent Enyeama was the hero, saving from Thomas Nyirenda and then scoring the last penalty himself.