Hosts Cameroon qualify for last 16 with emphatic 4-1 win against Ethiopia
14 January 2022 | 7:57 am
The Indomitable Lions become the first team to qualify for the knockout round as Vincent Aboubakar and Karl Toko-Ekambi score two goals each to beat Ethiopia 4-1 in Yaoundé. Meanwhile a 1-0 victory for Burkina Faso against Cape Verde leaves Group A wide open ahead of the final round of group stage games.
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