Legendary Aboubakar Scores in Cameroon’s Humiliation of Cape Verde

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• Five goals thrilling match

QQ• Aboubakar’s brace

• Andrea Onana pivotal role

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In a thrilling World Cup qualifier match held in Yaounde, Cameroon showcased their strength and skill as they defeated Cape Verde Islands 4-1 on Saturday. The victory was a testament to the team’s determination and prowess on the field, with captain Vincent Aboubakar leading the charge by scoring two crucial goals.

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Cameroon early goals epic

The Indomitable Lions wasted no time in asserting their dominance as centre back Michael Ngadeu opened the scoring in the 13th minute, marking his return to the team after a two-year absence. The home side continued to press forward, and Aboubakar doubled the lead just 12 minutes later, capitalizing on a well-executed cross from the left flank.

Cape Verde Islands showed resilience with Jamiro Monteiro scoring a crucial goal in the 37th minute, narrowing the deficit before Aboubakar successfully converted a penalty to restore Cameroon’s two-goal lead. The Indomitable Lions further extended their lead in the 54th minute when Ngadeu’s header set up Nouhou Tolo for a clinical finish.

Onana’s late penalty save

Goalkeeper Andre Onana also played a pivotal role in Cameroon’s victory, notably saving a stoppage-time penalty from Kevin Pina to seal the 4-1 win. The team’s strong performance has propelled them to joint leadership with Libya in Group D, securing seven points from their first three matches in the World Cup qualifiers.

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Unending FECAFOOT – Government Conflict

Despite the team’s success on the field, Cameroon’s World Cup campaign for 2026 faced challenges due to a conflict between the football federation and the sports ministry. The government’s controversial appointment of Belgian coach Marc Brys in April sparked tension with federation president Samuel Eto’o, who felt sidelined in the decision-making process.

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Eto’o’s initial resistance to Brys’s appointment led to a standoff between the two parties, causing disruptions such as denying the team access to training equipment. However, after weeks of negotiations and power struggles, a resolution was reached to move forward with a unified approach towards achieving World Cup qualification.

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Cameroon, a powerhouse in African football with a rich World Cup history, remains determined to secure their spot in the prestigious tournament and overcome internal challenges to unite behind their common goal of success on the global stage. The team’s emphatic victory against Cape Verde Islands serves as a testament to their resilience and potential as they strive to make their mark in the upcoming World Cup.

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