Last Update 21:23
Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Defending champions Cameroon secure late AFCON qualification

Karim Farouk , Saturday 23 Mar 2019
Choupo-Moting
Cameroon striker Eric Choupo-Moting (Reuters)
Share/Bookmark
Views: 1113
Share/Bookmark
Views: 1113

Defending champions Cameroon had to wait until the last round of the Africa Nations Cup qualifiers to secure passage to the summer tournament after beating Comoros 3-0 on Saturday.

The Indomitable Lions, who were the initial hosts of the 2019 African Cup before being stripped of the hosting rights last December, needed only a draw while Comoros had to win in Yaounde to cause an upset. 

The Cameroonians roared in front of their home crowd, scoring on three occasions through Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting 37, Clarence Bitang 53 and Karl Toko Ekambi 89 to secure their qualification.

Cameroon finished second in Group B with 11 points, just behind leaders Morocco who have the same number of points but finished on top due to a better head-to-head record.

(For more sports news and updates, follow Ahram Online Sports on Twitter at @AO_Sports and on Facebook at AhramOnlineSports.)

Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's
Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.