2021 AFCON: Vincent Aboubakar scores brace as Cameroon thump Ethiopia to reach last 16
Africa Cup of Nations hosts Cameroon made a statement of intent when beating Ethiopia 4-1 to control Group A.
Forwards Vincent Aboubakar and Karl Toko-Ekambi shared the goals after the Ethiopians awoke the Indomitable Lions by taking an early lead.
Hotessa Dawa slid home after four minutes but the hosts were level after eight as Toko-Ekambi headed home.
In the second half, Aboubakar grabbed his brace before Lyon man Toko-Ekambi joined him after 67 minutes.
After his opening day double against Burkina Faso, with both goals coming from the penalty spot, Cameroon captain Aboubakar is the tournament top scorer after his header and tap-in took him to four goals.
He now has a record of five goals from ten Nations Cup games, a marked improvement from his first eight games producing just one goal, the winner itself in the 2017 final.
Coach Toni Conceicao’s side, which won its sixth game in a row and is seeking a sixth title, now has six points and one step in the Round of 16.
They next meet Cape Verde, who play Burkina Faso later on Thursday, in their final group game on Monday.