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Host Cameroon around Bayern star Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting in the round of 16

Hosts Cameroon became the first team to reach the round of 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations.

The team led by Munich-based Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting beat Ethiopia 4-1 (1-1) at the start of the second matchday of the preliminary round after falling behind and celebrated their second win.

The double packer Karl Toko Ekambi (8th/67th) and Vincent Aboubakar (53rd/55th), who had already scored twice in the opening game, ensured the Cameroonians’ sovereign victory in the end. Striker Dawa Hotessa (4th) initially surprisingly put the underdog in the lead.

The game was only the second in which more than one goal was scored. After Cameroon’s 2-1 win in their opening game against Burkina Faso, the tournament saw two clean sheets and nine 1-0 draws.

On Thursday evening, the Cape Verde Islands and Burkina Faso will face off in the second game of Group A. The 33rd Africa Cup runs until February 6th.

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