Defending champions Cameroon secure late AFCON qualification
Karim Farouk, , Saturday 23 Mar 2019


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.

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