Hosts Cameroon will play their second match of TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations 2021 facing Ethiopia in the Group A.
The two teams will come to this game from different situations. The Indomitable Lions win their first game of the group and they are strive to continue their winning strike, meanwhile the Walyas will be looking to get their campaign up and running after the narrow defeat by cape verde last sunday.
The Cameroon side wins their first game came from behind, thanks to Vincent Aboubaker’s 2 first half penalty goals. As a result, the hosts are top of Group A at the moment and can confirm their place in the last 16 by securing yet another win in Yaounde.
The walyas who played most of their first game with 10men after defender Yared bayeh sent off after 11min lose their first game with a goal scored by Julio Tavares on the stoppage time of the first half. This defeat put them bottom of Group A. However, the Walia Ibex are far from out but will require a positive result against the host nation to keep their qualification hopes alive heading into the final matchday.
Cameroon Africa Cup of Nations form:
Cameroon form (all competitions):
Ethiopia Africa Cup of Nations form:
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Following are the Match Facts from Opta:
👉👉 Cameroon and Ethiopia’s only previous AFCON encounter was in the group stages of the 1970 tournament. Cameroon won 3-2.
👉👉 Having come from behind to beat Burkina Faso in their first match (2-1), Cameroon are looking to win their opening two games to an AFCON edition since 2006 (3-1 vs Angola and 2-0 vs Togo).
👉👉 Cameroon are unbeaten in their last seven group stage games at the Africa Cup of Nations (W3 D4), since their last such defeat in January 2015 (0-1 against Côte d’Ivoire).
👉👉 After losing (1-0) to Cape Verde in their first match of AFCON 2022, Ethiopia are now winless in their last nine AFCON matches (D3 L6), the longest current such run among teams in this year’s edition.
👉👉 Having scored in his last two Africa Cup of Nations appearances (three goals in total), Cameroon’s Vincent Aboubaker is looking to become the first player to net in three consecutive games in the tournament for the Indomitable Lions since Samuel Eto’o in January 2008 (five in total)
Probable line ups
Andre Onana; Collins Fai, Jérôme Onguéné, Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui, Nouhou Tolo; Pierre Kunde, André-Frank Zambo Anguissa, Samuel Gouet; Karl Toko Ekambi, Vincent Aboubakar, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting
Teklemariam Shanko; Ramadan Yusef, Aschalew Tamene, Mignot Debebe, Suleman Hamid; Amanuel Yohannes, Mesud Mohammed, Surafel Dagnachew; Abubeker Nassir, Getaneh Kebede, Amanuel Gebremichael
The game will be kicked off at 17:00 local time (16:00 GMT) at the Olembe Stadium, Yaoundé