Choupo Moting scored twice (28’ & 51’) in Cameroon’s 3-1 victory over Mozambique at the Japoma Sports Complex on Friday October 8. The lead inspired by the Bayern Munich striker, was consolidated by a 62nd-minute goal from Karl Toko Ekambi.
Results obtained by the Lions during this day three encounter of the CAF World Cup Qualifiers, better their performance in the qualification tournament. They have played two matches so far against Malawi and Ivory Coast.
Cameroon grabbed a 2-0 victory over Malawi at home on September 3, and later lost to Ivory Coast in Abidjan 1-2. Several complaints were raised after the match against the Elephants particularly related to the nature of the pitch. The field was rugged with patches of soil spotted all over. According to the staff of the Indomitable Lions, that is one of the main reasons why they lost the game.
Friday’s triumph over Mozambique therefore brings Cameroon back to winning ways. This has increased their chances of qualifying from group D, as they await to face the Mambas again on Monday, 11 October in Mozambique.
The Lions are second in Group D with 6 points behind Ivory Coast 7 points, Malawi follow on the third spot with 3 points before Mozambique 1 point.