AFCON qualifiers: Cameroon maintain perfect record as Gambia stun Aubameyang's Gabon

AFCON qualifiers: Cameroon maintain perfect record as Gambia stun Aubameyang's Gabon

Cameroon picked their third straight win in the Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier matches,  after winning 2-0 away to Mozambique on Monday night. 

The Indomitable Lions, who beat the same team 4-1 in the first fixture played on Thursday, were to strong for the hosts,  with Vincent Aboubakar and Serge Tabekou grabbing the two goals. 

It was Aboubakar's third goal in two matches, following his double at the Reunification Stadium. 

Mozambique though could have taken the lead in the 22nd minute, but Reginaldo missed a penalty before the visitors scored four minutes later.  

The win saw Cameroon move to 10 points on the standings from four matches, with Mozambique second on four points. 

Cameroon though have qualified for the finals by virtue of being the tournament's hosts. 

In another match, Gambia moved to the top of Group D with a 2-1  home win over Gabon at the Independence Stadium. 

The match was preceded by reports that the Gabon team was forced to sleep at the airport, and only leaving six hours to the match. 

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang shared a photo of the team at the airport,  while also slamming CAF for their misfortunes.  

At the Indeence Stadium, Modou Barrow was the star of the show with a goal in each half, with Bruno Ecuele Manga's 89th-minute goal proving to be only a consolation.  

The two sides are currently on seven points, with Gambia edging Gabon out on goal difference.   

In the last match, Zambia's woeful form continued after going down  1-0 away to Botswana.  

Mosha Gaolaolwe scored the lone goal in the sixth minute, and it proved crucial.  The win moved Botswana to four points, one adrift of Zimbabwe, who are second. 

Group leaders and defending champions Algeria have qualified for next year's showpiece. 

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