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Aboubakar leads scorers chart with four goals



Cameroon captain Vincent Aboubakar is the top goal scorer at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations with four goals after just two games.

Aboubakar has been in sublime form for the Indomitable Lions and was in his elements on Thursday as the hosts swept to a 4-1 win over Ethiopia.

Aboubakar, who currently plays for Saudi Arabian club, Al-Nassr, scored two quick-fire goals against the Ethiopians to take a close game to Cameroon’s control.

This was his second double in the tournament, after also scoring twice in an opening win over Burkina Faso on the opening day of the football showpiece.

With the four goals to his name, the 29-year-old currently leads the scorers chart and is closely followed by compatriot, Karl Toko Ekambi, who also got a brace against the Ethiopians.

Dawa Hotessa gave Ethiopia a fourth-minute lead but Ekambi equalised for the hosts a few minutes later.

Aboubakar then struck twice in three minutes to move the game in Cameroon’s direction, before Ekambi sealed another three points for the host nation with his second of the game.

Meanwhile, 11 other players have registered their names in the scoring charts with Nigeria’s Kelechi Iheanacho, who grabbed the winner against Egypt on Tuesday, among them.

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