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www.chinaview.cn 2008-01-27 08:24:03    
  Samuel Eto'o of Cameroon fights for the ball at the African Cup of Nations  ACCRA, Jan. 26 (Xinhua) — Cameroon, dubbed as The Indomitable Lions, on Saturday proved its billing and spanked Zambia 5-1 in a Group C match of the Africa Nations Cup.

    The scoring binge began in the 28th minute with Geremi Njitap’s free kick. His teammate Joseph Desire Job got another goal three minutes later as two Zambian defenders missed the ball before the net.

    The hesitation of Zambian goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene made the defense more flagging in the 43rd minute. Cameroonian striker Achille Emana got the ball in his path and netted in easily.

    Cameroon’s shining star, Barcelona striker Samuel Eto’o did not show his brilliant talent too much and just converted a penalty in the 66th minute.

    The last goal of Cameroon was also due to the porous defense of the Zambian side as Job just ran with the ball into the net as Zambian goalkeeper Mweene was misled by his own team’s defender to the other side of the net.

    Zambia’s Christopher Katongo fetched one goal back in the 89th minute.

    Cameroon was defeated by defending champion Egypt 4-2 last Tuesday, raising the doubt whether The Indomitable Lions fell asleep in the continental tournament.

    Cameroon’s captain Rigobert Song, however, took the result easy as he assured before the match against Zambia that his team would move into the next round of the tournament.

    “In reality, our CAN 2008 begins on Saturday against Zambia,” Song said.

Editor: Du Guodong