AFCON

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.

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