The host came from one goal down to demolish Ethiopia by 4 goals to one, in their second match of the Africa Cup of Nations.
Vincent Aboubakar and Karl Toko Ekambi scored two goals as host Cameroon stepped into the second round of the Africa Cup of Nations with their 4-1 victory over Ethiopia in Group A on Thursday.
Cameroon showed a strong performance in the second half and climbed to 6 points after winning an opener against Burkina Faso.
However, Ethiopia’s victory at Olembé Stadium is far more compelling and carries the burden of expectations, which will boost morale.
Ethiopia was shocked when it caught a defensive nap in Cameroon. Amanuel Allegawi put the square ball in the box and Dawa Duckle stepped in front of the marker and brought back the pass.
Cameroon was behind the second tournament, but it took only four minutes to level.
When Ethiopia aimed for the goal, Collins Fai, who failed to defend, fixed it with a good cross, and Toko Ekambi got the ball in his head in the 8th minute with a weak marker.
The native French rattled the header against the tree, but Ethiopia was also dangerous in the counterattack, catching up with Cameroon many times at his pace, even if they didn’t own much.
Watch the Highlights of the game between Cameroon and Ethiopia below:
However, they withered shortly after the start of the second half, as Aboubakar scored twice as much.
In the 53rd minute, he turned Collins’ cross to the home and pushed a similar square ball from Nicholas Moumi Gamaryu into the home.
Toko Ekambi scored a second goal in the 67th minute and a fourth goal in Cameroon.
“We were mentally ready for this game.
This is a big boost to the tournament and we hope to have more spectators for the next match,” he said. Due to Covid’s restrictions, the newly built Olembe Stadium was about 20% full in the game.
Cameroon takes on Cape Verde on Monday, while Ethiopia faces Burkina at the Kouekong Stadium.