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Ethiopia set to settle 52 year-old grudge with Cameroon

Hosts Cameroon will play their second match of TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations 2021 facing Ethiopia in Group A.

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The match will take place at 5 p.m local time in Olembe Stadium, Yaoundé

The last time the two teams met was in 1970. It was at the preliminary stage of AFCON. Cameroon won 3-2, according to OPTA.

Will Ethiopia be able to avenge the loss?

Having come from behind to beat Burkina Faso in their first match (2-1), Cameroon are looking to win their opening two games to an AFCON edition since 2006 (3-1 vs Angola and 2-0 vs Togo).

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Cameroon are unbeaten in their last seven group stage games at the Africa Cup of Nations (W3 D4), since their last such defeat in January 2015 (0-1 against Côte d’Ivoire).

After losing (1-0) to Cape Verde in their first match of AFCON 2022, Ethiopia are now winless in their last nine AFCON matches (D3 L6), the longest current such run among teams in this year’s edition.

Having scored in his last two Africa Cup of Nations appearances (three goals in total), Cameroon’s Vincent Aboubaker is looking to become the first player to net in three consecutive games in the tournament for the Indomitable Lions since Samuel Eto’o in January 2008 (five in total).

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