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ABOUBAKAR NEARS MULAMBA’S AFCON RECORD

Cameroonian captain Vincent Aboubakar scored a brace for the Indomitable lions to help his team come from 3-1 down to equalize and force the match to be decided on penalty shootouts against Burkina Faso in the third place playoffs.

Aboubakar put up a very impressive performance after finding the back of net twice to move his goal tally to 8 goals in the 33rd edition of the Africa cup of nations.

With his eight goals in the competition , Aboubakar become the first player in 48 years to score that number of goals at afcon since Congolese striker Ndaye Mulamba scored nine goals in the 1974 edition.

Ndaye who captained Congo at the world cup and 1974 Afcon scored nine goals to win the golden boot and the trophy for his country.

Ndaye Mulamba

Having scored his seventh and eighth goal on Saturday night in the third place playoffs, Aboubakar has now gone down in the Afcon history books as the second most highest goal scorer in a single tournament.

Not only did he score twice to near Mulamba’s record, Aboubakar also helped his country walk out the tournament with a consolation win.

Cameroon came from behind to beat Burkina Faso and win the bronze medal in a very dramatic and unexpected way.

Burkina was leading 3-1 but with only seven minutes remaining on the clock , Aboubakar scored twice for the Indomitable lions to force the match into being decided on penalty shootouts which ended in favor of the hosts who won by 5-3.

Published by Calvin Kaumba Chikenge

I am a journalist. passionate about culture , sports and developmental story writing.

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