Cameroon, the host country of the African Cup of Nations, is the only team from Group A to have secured a place in the next round, as they have two wins from two games. On Sunday, they face third-placed Cape Verde to close out the group stage.
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Match date: January 16, 2022
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Cameroon defeated Burkina Faso 2-1 in the first match and then defeated Ethiopia 4-1 in the second match. Of the team’s six goals so far, four have come from Vincent Aboubakar, who plays internationally in Saudi Arabia for Al-Nassr. After missing AFCON 2019 due to concerns about his return from injury, Aboubakar has come out strong at this year’s tournament. Karl Toko Ekambi, who plays in France at Lyon, has the team’s other two goals.
Since 2000, Cameroon has won the African Cup of Nations three times, most recently in 2017.
Cape Verde comes into this game having played a couple of games 1-0; one a loss to Burkina Faso and the other a win over Ethiopia. Julio Tavares, who plays in Saudi Arabia at Al-Faisaly, has the team’s only goal in the tournament.
If Cape Verde can advance to the next round, it would be the second time the team has made it out of the AFCON group stage, the other time being in the quarterfinals in 2013.