Vincent Aboubakar Scores Wonder Goal as Cameroon Beat Comoros to Reach AFCON 2021 Quarterfinal

Vincent Aboubakar Scores Wonder Goal as Cameroon Beat Comoros to Reach AFCON 2021 Quarterfinal

Ibitoye Shittu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
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  • Comoros have been sent out of the 2021 African Cup of Nations after losing 1-2 against Cameroon in big clash
  • Cameroon playing in front of their fans knew that a win would help them in this campaign and they did themselves lots of good
  • Comoros played 83rd minute of this knockout encounter against Cameroon with 10 men as Jimmy Abdou was red carded

Cameroon have qualified for the quarterfinal of the ongoing African Cup of Nations after beating Comoros 2-1 on Monday night, January 24, with Vincent Aboubakar netting again.

Having qualified for the round of 16 which was a big one for Comoros as a nation, they tried their best to go on in this competition, but it was not enough against the host nation.

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Vincent Aboubakar in action for Cameroon. Photo by Ulrik Pedersen/Nur
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However, Comoros finished the encounter against Cameroon with 10 men which really affected their game after Jimmy Abdou was red carded in the 7th minute.

Who scored the first goal in this encounter?

Karl Toko Ekambi scored the first goal for Cameroon in the 29th minute as the host nation took a 1-0 lead into the dressing room at the end of the first half.

The second half was little bit difficult for Cameroon as Comoros raised their game despite been one man down.

However, Cameroon got their second goal in the 70th minute through Vincent Aboubakar, but Comoros got one goal back in the 81st minute through Youssouf as the match ended 2-1.

Gambia March On to Quarter-Final Stage in Debut Appearance in the Tournament, Beat Guinea 1–0

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Gambia's fairytale first appearance at the African Cup of Nations continues as they booked their place in the quarter-finals of the continental showcase.

Gambia beat Guinea 1-0 thanks to Musa Barrow's goal in the 71st minute. The Bologna forward showed great strength, bullying his way through the defence to score.

They also showed great resolve as they played the last five minutes with 10 men and an injured keeper in Baboucarr Gaye.

Yusupha Njie was sent off 15 minutes after he came on as a sub after he received two yellow cards. The player could feel hard done as both yellow cards were harsh decisions.

Guinea threw everything they had at the Gambian side and hit the woodwork in the 92nd minute of the match.

Captain Naby Keita's absence was definitely felt as Guinea could not unlock the Gambian backline. Keita was suspended for the game after picking up two yellow cards during the group stages.

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