Tue, 26 Oct 2021

YAOUNDE, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- Cameroon got off to a smooth start in the second round of the FIFA World Cup African qualifiers on Friday with a comfortable 2-0 win over Malawi.

Cameroon took control from the start and opened the scoring eight minutes into the game through captain Vincent Aboubakar.

The Indomitable Lions doubled their lead in the 21st minute with a header from defender Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui, giving the 1990 World Cup quarterfinalists a decisive win in the capital Yaounde.

It was the first match to be staged at the 60,000 capacity Olembe Stadium, which will be used for the opening and final games when Cameroon hosts next year's Africa Cup of Nations.

Cameroon are now leading Group D after rivals Cote d'Ivoire were held to a goalless draw in Mozambique on Friday.

The Indomitable Lions now face Cote d'Ivoire in Abidjan on Monday.

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