Cameroon continue top form despite draw

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Cameroon Captain Aboubakar in action.

Cameroon maintained their unbeaten run in their capital since 1988 as they played out a 1-1 draw against Group A rivals Cape Verde at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Captain Vincent Aboubakar got his team ahead inside 39 minutes, taking his tally to five goals in the tournament and cementing Cameroon’s top spot in Group standings.

Cape Verde however found the net, equalizing eight minutes into the second half as substitute Garry Rodrigues skillfully put the ball past goalkeeper.

Cameroon captain Aboubakar should have won it midway through the second half, only to hit the ball over the bar.

The result means Cameroon will remain in stronghold Yaounde for their last-16 tie against a third-placed side from Group C, D or E on Monday, 24 January.

Cape Verde finished third in the group on four points, behind Burkina Faso in the table on head-to-head record, and they wait to see if they will progress as one of four best third-placed sides.

At the last Nations Cup, four points was good enough to reach the last 16, just as it was for teams at both the 2016 and 2020 European Championships.

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