Naby Yattara – Guinea
The howler of the first round must go to Naby Yattara, Guinea’s first choice goalkeeper. In the first half of their match versus Cameroon, Yattara made a fatal mistake that robbed his team of a precious victory. Benajamin Moukandjo took an inswinging corner kick that snuck directly into Yattara’s near post. Yattara’s gaffe contravenes the cardinal rule of goalkeeping, which is to always cover one’s near post.