Cameroon validates its qualification for the 8th final of the AFCON2021. After Burkina Faso on Sunday (2-1), the Indomitable Lions have dominated Ethiopia 4-1 on Thursday in the match of the 2nd day of group A.
After only four minutes of play, Andre Onana went to the net to find the ball. He had just been beaten by Dawa Hotessa who beat Collins Fai's return to score Ethiopia's first goal in the Africa Cup of Nations since Adane Girma's 1-1 draw with Zambia on 21 January 2013. Surprised by the liveliness of the Antelopes of Ethiopia, the Indomitable Lions did not take long to reply. Fai, who was not very sharp when his team conceded a goal, made up for it in style by sending an excellent cross to the head of Karl Toko Ekambi. The Lyon striker took advantage of this opportunity to equalize and score his first goal (1-1, 8th) in this competition.
Vincent Aboubakar's second double
The 2017 African champion scored twice in the second half following a personal exploit. The first was a header from another Fai cross (53rd, 2-1). He then scored again in the 55th minute from a pass from Ngamaleu, making it 3-1. With 4 goals in 2 outings, Aboubakar takes a very good option in the race for the title of top scorer of this AFCON 2021. While waiting for the other scorers to wake up. Toko Ekambi scored Cameroon's fourth goal and completed his brace. The action earned him the Man of the Match trophy. The Lions have clearly qualified for the 8th final round of the competition with a last game to spare against Cape Verde in their final group A game.