Hosts Cameroon made heavy work of triumphing over 10-man Comoros Islands on Monday to enter African Cup of Nations’ quarterfinals. So, in Africa Cup of Nations football results, Cameroon beat Comoros 2-1 in the AFCON Round of 16.
Cameroon qualified out of Group A on the shoulders of a thumping 4-1 victory over Ethiopia (football scores). After this came their final group-stage football match against Cape Verde, who held them to a 1-1 draw.
Karl Toko Ekambi and Vincent Aboubakar scored the home team’s goals at the Olembe Stadium to eliminate the debutants. Comoros, on their part, had to use a full-back in goal and had their captain sent off after six minutes.
But Comoros still put up a gallant fight and, despite the considerable disadvantage. Indeed, they pulled a goal back from Youssouf M’Changama with nine minutes remaining.
They have thus departed the tournament on a moderate high, with their reputations considerably enhanced.
Africa Cup of Nations Football Results – Cameroon Beat Comoros 2-1
The situation worsened considerably six minutes into the game when captain Nadjim Abdou faced a dismissal for a lunging tackle. His block, after all, caught Nicolas Moumi on the Achilles tendon.
Ethiopian referee Bamlak Tessema only issued the red card, however, after receiving advice to review the incident. He did so on the pitch side VAR screen and promptly changed his mind.
Cameroon, five-time African champions, went on the attack from the start but Comoros met them with spirited resistance.
Their first efforts from Aboubakar and Toko Ekambi were both wide of the target, failing to test the makeshift goalkeeper.
Then, a simple inside pass from captain Aboubakar left Toko Ekambi with an easy opener in the 29th minute.
Alhadhur made several sharp, albeit unorthodox saves to keep Cameroon at bay, before there were just 20 minutes left. But then, Aboubakar slipped around the defence to latch onto a clever through pass and make it 2-0.
On the other hand, though, Comoros were in no mind to pack up the defence. El Fardou Ben Mohamed forced a flying save out of Andre Onana in the 79th minute. And finally, M’Changama beat the hosts’ goalkeeper with a superb long range freekick.