Cameron Beat Ethiopia To Reach Last 16
With a 4-1 win over Ethiopia in Group A, hosts Cameroon became the first team to qualify for the final 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations.
Forwards After Ethiopia took an early lead in Yaounde, Vincent Aboubakar and Karl Toko-Ekambi each scored twice. Hotessa Dawa scored after four minutes, but Toko-Ekambi equalized for the hosts after eight minutes.
Aboubakar scored twice in the second half, while Lyon’s Toko-Ekambi added his second after 67 minutes.
Cameroon will at the very least qualify for the next round as one of the best four third-placed teams, but if they avoid defeat against Cape Verde on Monday, they will win their group.
Cameroon captain Aboubakar is the tournament’s leading scorer, with his header and tap-in moving him to four goals after hitting two penalties when the Burkinabe were downed 2-1 on the opening day. He now has five goals in ten Nations Cup games, a significant improvement over his first eight games, when he just had one goal – the game-winner in the 2017 final.
The Indomitable Lions, who are vying for Cameroon’s sixth Nations Cup trophy, have already won six consecutive games and have both feet in the last 16 with six points.