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 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.