AFCON 2021: Aboubakar Breaks Eto’o’s Goal Scoring Record in Cameroon Win

AFCON 2021: Aboubakar Breaks Eto’o’s Goal Scoring Record in Cameroon Win

Vincent Aboubakar scored to break legend Samuel Eto’o’s CameroonAfrica Cup of Nations goal scoring record as Indomitable Lions narrowly beat 10-man Comoros in the last 16 at the Africa Cup of Nations on Monday, January 24th, 2022.

Aboubakar scored his six goal of the tournament to surpass the record of five goals scored by Eto’o who is the Cameroon Football Association boss.l

Goals from Karl Toko Ekambi and Aboubakar gave the Indomitable Lions a 2-1 win after Nadjim Abdou’s early red.

Youssouf M’Changama scored a stunning free-kick and Chaker Alhadhur, normally a left-back, produced a brilliant performance as stand-in goalkeeper.

Cameroon progress to face The Gambia in the quarter-finals on Saturday.

The result that was overshadowed by reports six people have been killed and dozens hurt in a crush outside the stadium.

Video footage showed football fans struggling to get access to the Paul Biya stadium in a neighbourhood of the capital Yaounde.

The stadium has a capacity of 60,000 but because of Covid restrictions it was not meant to be more than 80% full.

The last-16 match between Cameroon and Comoros took place despite the incident and ended with a 2-1 win for the hosts.

Cameroon (1) 2 (Toko Ekambi 30′, Aboubakar 70’)
Comoros (0) 1 (Y.M’Changama 81′)

CAMEROON: A.Onana, C.Fai, J.Castelletto, M.Ngadeu-Ngadjui, N.Tolo, A.Anguissa (J.Onana 83′), M.Hongla, M.Ngamaleu (C.Bassogog 63′), E.Choupo-Moting (C.N’Jie 63′), K.Toko Ekambi (J.Lea Siliki 77′), V.Aboubakar (S.Bahoken 77′).

COMOROS: C.Alhadhur, S.Bakari (A.M’Madi 88′), N.Abdou, M.Youssouf (I.Youssouf 89′), Y.Zahary, F.Bachirou (M.Djoumoi 88′), R.Abdullah, B.Youssouf (F.Mattoir 75′), Y.M’Changama, A.Mogni (A.Mohamed 52′), B.Nabouhane.