Cameroon see off Zambia

2010-01-17 22:44
Mohamadou Idrissou (AFP)

Lubango - Substitute Mohamadou Idrissou scored a late goal to earn Cameroon a 3-2 victory over Zambia on Sunday and their first points of the Africa Nations Cup finals.

Idrissou powered home a header from Geremi's cross in the 86th minute to complete a second-half comeback from World Cup-bound Cameroon, who conceded an early goal and faced an embarrassing early exit from the tournament.

Jacob Mulenga took advantage of a defensive slip to give Zambia an eighth-minute lead but two goals in four second-half minutes from Geremi and Samuel Eto'o put Cameroon 2-1 ahead.

Zambia were awarded a penalty 10 minutes from time which Chris Katingo converted but poor marking allowed Idrissou to snatch the three points for Cameroon.


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk


Bafana Bafana have been drawn with Cameroon, Gambia and Mauritania in the qualification stages for the 2017 AFCON tournament. Where will Shakes Mashaba's men finish in their pool?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.