JOHANNESBURG (AFP) – A new look Cameroon team continued a great start to 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying by thrashing star-stacked Ivory Coast 4-1 in Yaounde Wednesday.
Clinton N’Jie and Vincent Aboubakar scored twice each for the Indomitable Lions with reigning African Footballer of the Year Yaya Toure on target for the Elephants.
Cameroon, Algeria, Congo Brazzaville, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde Islands, Senegal and Tunisia achieved back-to-back victories while Egypt are in trouble after successive defeats.
Defending champions Nigeria maintained their record of never losing nor conceding a goal against South Africa in a competitive match by forcing a 0-0 Cape Town stalemate.
It was a crucial away point for the Super Eagles after a stunning matchday 1 home defeat by Congo last Saturday.
Algeria snatched a 1-0 win over Mali in Blida, Congo beat Sudan 2-0 in Pointe-Noire, Burkina Faso crushed Angola 3-0 in Luanda and Cape Verde edged 2012 champions Zambia 2-1 in Praia.
Senegal triumphed 2-0 over Botswana in Gaborone and Tunisia beat record seven-time champions Egypt 1-0 in Cairo, leaving the pointless Pharaohs bottom of Group G.