Cameroon became the first nation to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations Last 16 after 4-1 tremendous victory over Ethiopia on Thursday evening.

The Indomitable Lions made three changes heading into the game, as Bayern Munich forward Eric Choupo-Moting started, alongside Jean-Charles Castelletto and Martin Hongla.

However, the Walia Ibex side started on a high pace after Dewa Hotessa gave them the lead in 4th minute with a strike into the bottom corner after a cross by Amanuel Gebremichael.

However, Ethiopia’s lead did not last as Lyon forward Karl Toko Ekambi restored parity for the hosts four minutes later with a close-range powerful header after nice cross from Collins Fai.

The Indomitable Lions’ charges were threatening to take the lead, as Nicolas Ngamaleu had a goal ruled out by VAR for offside twelve minutes before half time and Ekambi’s close-range header going off the bar.

The hosts eventually took the lead eight minutes after half time break, after former FC Porto forward Vincent Aboubakar netted his third goal of the tournament after nicely played by Fai who was set up by Ngamaleu.

Inside 23 minutes, Indomitable Lions stretched their lead to 4-1 after Ekambi again to put the game to bed with a piece of individual solo strike.

Patrice Beamelle’s side were even threatening to get more goals in the last minutes, as Ethiopia succumbed to their second straight defeat in Group A as Cameroon qualified for the knockout stages.

The action continue today with four fixtures slated in Group B and Group C;

Group B:
3:00 PM
Guinea vs Senegal

6:00 PM
Malawi vs Zimbabwe

Group C
6:00 PM
Morocco vs Comoros

10:00 PM
Ghana vs Gabon