CAN 2022: the Cameroonian attack hits hard, Burkina Faso revives … What to remember from Thursday's meetings

The Indomitable Lions validated their qualification for the next round by beating Ethiopia on Thursday.

A show, finally! After four very disappointing first days and leaders (Algeria, Senegal) lacking inspiration, the CAN got carried away, Thursday January. Gone are the blank scores and tasteless encounters, make way for matches between uninhibited and attacking teams. In this little game, Cameroon won its second victory against Ethiopia (4-1). The Indomitable Lions have validated their ticket for the eighth and will face Cape Verde with a light spirit on Monday. The Cape Verdeans fell against Burkina Faso (0-1), in this same group A.

With Toko-Ekambi and Aboubakar, Cameroon is on the attack

In a CAN with the most timid offensive inclinations, the Cameroonian attack necessarily serves as a celebration. Driven by individuals accustomed to major European games, the host selection did not go into detail against Ethiopia (4-1). The Indomitable Lions defense gave in first? No big deal: Cameroon’s strike force is such that this hitch ultimately turned out to be anecdotal.

Two men, in particular, shone: Karl Toko-Ekambi and Vincent Aboubakar. The Lyonnais offered his first double in selection, including a nice number for the fourth goal. “Everything is going well at the moment”, he smiled after the meeting.

Fans filled with energy and passion #TotalEnergiesAFCON | #CAN75 | #CMRETH pic.

— #TotalEnergiesAFCON2021 – FR (@caf_online_FR) January , 2022 As for Captain Aboubakar, he too planted twice. Already a double scorer against Burkina Faso in the opening match, the ex-Lorient player is alone at the top of the scoring charts. And if the other star attackers of the CAN continue to purr, it could well be that the Pichichi of the competition is Cameroonian, since the latter are guaranteed to see the elimination phase.

Minimalist, Burkina Faso is replacing

Beaten in the opening match by Cameroon (2-1), Burkina Faso had no room for error against Cape Verde, in the other meeting of this group A. The Burkinabés did not shine brightly, but they solidified their domination in the first period, with a goal from Hassane Bandé beating the exit of goalkeeper Josimar Vozinha. Cameroon’s offensive madness did not infect the players, since no other goal was scored, despite Cape Verdean opportunities in the second act.

— #TotalEnergiesAFCON – FR (@caf_online_FR) January 13, 2022 1-0 is definitely the house price of this CAN. A capital success for the Burkinabés, now 2nd in the group with three points. Cape Verde have as many and are still in the race before their last match against the Cameroonians. The two teams could, in any case, join the eighths together if one of them is among the best thirds. We have warned you, you will have to take out the calculator to see more clearly.