Cameroon punch last 16 ticket after five-goal thriller

Cameroon forward Vincent Aboubakar

Cameroon's forward Vincent Aboubakar runs with the ball during the Group 'A' Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) 2021 match against Ethiopia at Stade d'Olembé in Yaounde on January 13, 2022.

Photo credit: Kenzo Tribouillard | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Cameroon were the only team out of 24 at the tournament to score more than a single goal in the opening round of group matches when a brace of Aboubakar penalties saw them beat Burkina Faso 2-1 on Sunday
  • Aboubakar quickly equalised and then headed in the second in the 55th minute, before Lyon forward Toko-Ekambi -- who had earlier hit the post -- added his own brace
  • The five-time African champions are now well-placed to finish top of Group 'A', although they must still play Cape Verde, who themselves face Burkina Faso later on Thursday



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