Cameroon/Comoros: Cameroon Beat Brave Comoros to Clinch a Quarter Final Place.

Hosts Cameroon are through to the quarter finals of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 following an eventful 2-1 victory over Comoros.

Karl Toko Ekambi gave the Indomitable Lions lead just before the half hour mark with a neat finish inside the area.

Captain Vincent Aboubakar doubled their advantage 20 minutes from time before Comoros captain Youssouf M’Changama pulled a goal back from free kick.

Defender Chaker Alhadhur started in goal for Comoros who were without their recognised goalkeepers for the last 16 match at the Stade Olembe in Yaoundé.

The debutants had a difficult start against Cameroon when captain Nadjim Abdou was sent off after 7 minutes for a foul on Moumi Ngamaleu.

With a man down Comoros put up brave performance against the Indomitable Lions. Andre Onana had to be at his best to keep Cameroon in the match, the Ajax goalkeeper pulled the first save of the match inside two minutes.

Onana parried away Youssouf M’Changama free kick before Collins Fai cleared the rebound.

Aboubakar was presented a great chance to increase his tournament tally, when Ekambi found him in space but his effort went wide.

Ekambi scored from a Aboubakar’s pass to ease the pressure on the home faithful with a well taken strike.

Onana denied Comoros with a double save to keep Cameroon’s lead on 32 minutes. Ahmed Mogni fired a low goal bound strike which Onana turned away before blocking Mohamed Baki’s follow up strike.