Sébastien Haller has helped Ivory Coast to an important victory in the qualifying series for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
With two goals, the Ajax striker was decisive in the home match against Cameroon: 2-1.
Haller opened the scoring from a penalty in the twentieth minute.
Ten minutes later he doubled that lead with a shovel in the far corner.
The born Frenchman was substituted halfway through the second half.
PSV player Ibrahim Sangaré also started at Ivory Coast.
The midfielder went to the side with a stretcher at the end of the first half, but the damage turned out to be so bad that he returned and could play the entire game.
Ivory Coast could use the win after it started the group stage of the World Cup qualifier in Africa last week with a goalless draw at Mozambique.
It now takes the lead from Cameroon, which started with a 2-0 win over Malawi.
The potential World Cup participants from Africa are divided into ten groups of four countries.
The ten group winners move on to the knockout round, in which five tickets for Qatar can be earned.