Aboubakar will score again when Cameroon joins Burkina Faso in the last 16 – Soccer Sports

Yaoundé (AFP) – Cameroon captain Vincent Aboubakar scored five goals in the Africa Cup of Nations with the addition of Burkina Faso on Monday in the second round.

Saudi Arabia-based forward, who turns 30 on Saturday, led Cameroon to replace Garry Rodrigues, who tied with Cape Verde, after finishing half-time with a one-on-one draw at Yaoundé.

Cyrille Bayala brought Burkina Faso forward and Getaneh Kebede leveled from penalty to Ethiopia with another one-on-one draw enough to pass the West Africans.

Cameroon scored 7 points at the final table, Burkina Faso scored 4 points, Ethiopia lost 1 point and then defeated Cape Verde in 2nd place.

Cameroon and Burkina Faso are guaranteed the last 16 locations, but Cape Verde needs to see if it passes as one of the best four third-placed teams in the six groups.

In Yaoundé, Cameroon broke the deadlock in the 39th minute with the opening of a cage half-occupied by two defenses.

The free kick from the indomitable Lions was partially cleared, and Aboubakar rifled a low left foot shot into the corner of the net through a crowd of players and past goalkeeper Josimar “Vozinha” Diaz.

Cape Verde responded to the delay with a more adventurous approach, plagued Cameroon’s rearguard several times before halftime without managing the equalizer.

The island nation introduced Rodriguez in the second half and caught up with the tie within eight minutes with an exquisite back heel from low cross that defeated goalkeeper Andre Onana.

Aboubakar was supposed to lead Cameroon again in the middle of the second half, but burned when the ball loosened in the box.

In the city of Bafoussam, 300 km (185 miles) northwest of Yaoundé, Burkina Faso passed Bayala in 25 minutes.

After Adama Guira fired a spectacular long pass from the center circle, Bayala defeated two Ethiopian defenders and passed goalkeeper Teklemariam Shanko to drop the ball on the net.

But instead of building a lead, Burkina Faso’s stallion admitted Ethiopian captain Kebede 52 minutes after leveling off the penalty given after the VAR review.

Burkina Faso welcomed Aston Villa forward Bertrand Traoré after recovering from Covid-19, but a positive test excluded goalkeeper Elvek Akfi.

– Soccer Sports

Aboubakar will score again when Cameroon joins Burkina Faso in the last 16 Aboubakar will score again when Cameroon joins Burkina Faso in the last 16

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