Cameroon has become the first to qualify for the final price of the African Cup of Nations in its 33rd edition, which is currently being held in its stadiums, after achieving a landslide 4-1 victory over Ethiopia, today, Thursday, in the second round of the first group matches in the continental competition, which is witnessing another confrontation. Between Cape Verde (Cape Verde) and Burkina Faso later today.
Cameroon led the group with 6 points, achieving the full mark so far, after beating Burkina Faso 2-1 in the opening match of the tournament last Sunday, while Ethiopia remained at the bottom of the standings with no points, after losing 0-1 to Cap Verde. He is currently second with 3 points, in the first round.
Thus, Cameroon qualified for the knockout stages of the competition, in which they won 5 times, regardless of the results of other matches in the group.
In the event that the Cameroon team is equal with Burkina Faso and Cape Verde on 6 points each at the end of the group matches, the three teams will judge the difference in direct confrontations between them to determine the positions, which may push the Cameroonian team – which is a very weak possibility – to fall to third place, as it will rise At that time, it was also among the top 4 teams that finished third in the six groups in the first round.
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Ethiopia scored an early and surprising goal through Dawar Hotisa in the fourth minute, before the “Untamed Lions” bared their teeth, and responded with 4 goals, signed by Karl Toko Ekambi in the eighth and 68th minutes, and Vincent Abubakar in the 53rd and 55th minutes.
Cameroon’s scoring goal could have increased in the match, had it not been for the misfortune that befell its players, after the crossbar blocked more than one shot on the Ethiopian goal.
Abu Bakr raised his scoring tally in the tournament to 4 goals, having previously scored two goals from two penalty kicks against Burkina Faso, to be the top scorer in the tournament alone.