Indomitable lions: The resurrection of Vincent Aboubakar

Afeseh Apong,

Sports Writer

Indomitable lions forward, Vincent Aboubakar was on target twice, as Cameroon dispatched the OS Mambas of Mozambique 4#1, in a day three game of the 2020 AFCON qualifiers.

The Beşiktaş forward gave Cameroon the lead at the 37th minute of the game, and made it two nil just two minutes into the second segment of the encounter.

Much has not been heard of Vincent Aboubakar in the national colours since his memorable 88th minute AFCON winner in Gabon against Egypt. A series of injuries kept him out of Cameroon’s squad for the 2019 AFCON in Egypt, as the former cotonsport man struggled for game time at club level.

A move this summer from FC Porto to Turkish side Beşiktaş, seems to have signaled the rebirth of a new Vincent Aboubakar. In good form at club level, Vincent Aboubakar has simply carried it to national duties.

With Eric Maxime Choupo absent for health reasons, there was no doubt that Vincent Aboubakar was going to captain the lions against the Mambas, in what was just his first game in the Conceição’s era.

His two goals in 47nminutes, was  Aboubakar’s second ever brace for the Indomitable lions,  which takes his goal tally for the Cameroon National team to 22, placing him comfortably as the fifth top scorer in the history of the Cameroon national team, behind Samuel Eto’o, Roger Milla, Patrick Mboma and François Omam Biyik.

In 63 minutes spend on the pitch against Mozambique, Aboubakar showed prove of a real center forward with a killer instincts.


Afeseh Apong

Afeseh Apong is a graduate of the Advanced School of Mass Communication, ASMAC, and is currently Team press officer of PWD Bamenda

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