By Beng Emmanuel
Besiktas forward Vincent Aboubakar scored twice as Cameroon beat Mozambique 4-1 to go top of group F with seven (7) points in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Cameroon recorded their first ever win at the Reunification Stadium in Douala after losing to Ghana during the 2000 Afcon qualifiers in 1998. They scored twice in both halves of the thrilling fixture and conceded for the first time in four games.
Aboubakar, 28 headed in from Christian Bassogog missed shot from a corner kick as the host took a comfortable lead at the break.
The former FC Porto forward doubled scores from long range with a powerful screamer scoring twice as he captained the Lions to an eventual victory in the absence of injured Eric Maxime Choupo Moting.
Franck Zambo Anguissa took up goal scoring duties for the Lions and scored a towering header and later assisted substitute Njie Clinton who curled in low shot for a third to seal Cameroon’s win-their second victory in the on-going qualifiers.
Mozambique super sub Kamo Kamo Kevin pulled one back for the visitors after a sublime finish to beat Andre Onana but failed to inspire his side to a comeback.
The win takes the five time African champions to the top of group F after two wins and a draw. It extends their unbeaten run under Portuguese gaffer Antonio Conceicao since his appointment as lead trainer of the 2017 Afcon winners in 2019.
Cameroon face the Mambas of Mozambique in the return leg clash on November 16 in Mapotu.
Cameroon 4-1 Mozambique
38’ 47’Vincent Aboubakar
80’Njie Clinton(Assist Zambo Anguissa) /74’Kamo Kamo Kevin