31.01.2008 Football News

Eto'o goal record send Cameroon through

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Samuel Eto'o became the record goal-scorer in African Cup of Nations history as Cameroon qualified for the quarter finals with a 3-0 win over Sudan in their Group C match in Tamale on Wednesday.

The Indomitable Lions quickly seized control of a rather disappointing first half.

Sudan goal-keeper Mahjoub El Moez was called into action inside two minutes, when Joseph Desire Job latched onto a long throw down the left and forced him into a smart save.

After 25 minutes Yousef Alaeldin was penalised for tugging back Achille Emana inside the Sudan penalty area, and Eto'o stepped up to place the ball past El Moez and net his record-breaking 15th African Cup of Nations goal.

Cameroon went 2-0 up 10 minutes later when Epalle drilled the ball into the box from the right and Hamouda Bashir's attempted clearance struck Mohamed Ali Khider and bounced over the line.

In the second half, Alaeldin forced Carlos Kameni into a good save with a drive from the edge of the box, and from the ensuing corner Haitham Tambal sent a volley over the crossbar after being picked out at the back post.

Sudan's efforts produced a few nervy moments for Otto Pfister's side, but in injury time Eto'o galloped through to slot the ball home and set the seal on his side's victory.

Cameroon will play the winners of Group D in the quarter finals.

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