Cameroon beat Ethiopia 4-1 to reach cup of nations last 16

Hosts Cameroon brought a thing-shy Africa Cup of Nations to life on Thursday as captain Vincent Aboubakar and Karl Toko-Ekambi both scored doubly in a 4-1 defeat of Ethiopia that takes the Indomitable Lions through to the knockout stages with one group game to spare. 

Cameroon beat Ethiopia 4-1 to reach cup of nations last 16

 Cameroon were the only platoon out of 24 at the event to score further than a single thing in the opening round of group matches when a brace of Aboubakar penalties saw them beat Burkina Faso 2-1 on Sunday. 
 Back at the same Olembe Stadium in the capital Yaounde they ran hoot, although only after Dawa Hotessa gave Ethiopia a shock lead. 
 Aboubakar snappily equalised and also headed in the alternate in the 55th nanosecond, before Lyon forward Toko-Ekambi — who had before hit the post — added his own brace. 
 
 The five- time African titleholders are now well- placed to finish top of Group A, although they must still play Cape Verde, who themselves face Burkina Faso latterly on Thursday.