Picture : Vincent Abubakar scored the first goal in the first ever match at the Paul Biya All Sports Arena !
Cameroon win inaugural game at new stadium as CAF Qatar 2022 Qualifiers proceed.
The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon extinguished The Flames of Malawi in the first ever match at the Paul Biya All Sports Arena, Olembe-Yaounde, venue of the opening and closing ceremonies of the CAF TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2022. The 2-0 defeat of their Group D mates in the CAF Qatar 2022 qualifiers was thanks to the strike by captain Vincent Abubakar on 9 minutes and Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui’s header on 22 minutes.
In the other Group D match played at Estadio do Zimpeto, Maputo, hosts Mozambique played to a 0-0 draw with Ivory Coast.
At Stade Olympique de Radès, hosts Tunisia trounced Equatorial Guinea 3-0 in a Group B fixture. Dylan Bronn opened scores on 54 minutes. Ellyes Joris Skhiri scored the second on 78 minutes and Wahbi Khazri made it 3-0 through a penalty 4 minutes later.
In the second Group B game, hosts Mauritania lost at Stade Olympique de Nouakchott to Zambia, 1-2. The visitors raised the curtains on 10 minutes through Enoch Mwepu. They made it a double on 57 minutes through Prince Mumba. Mamadou Niass reduced tally for the hosts on 69 minutes.
In a Group C clash at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos, Nigeria overpowered visiting Liberia 2-0 courtesy of a brace by Kelechi Iheanacho on 23 and 45 minutes, respectively.
In a Group G fixture at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium, hosts Ghana piped Ethiopia 1-0 following a goal by Wakaso Mubarak 10 minutes from interval .
And in the second Group G match, Zimbabwe and South Africa played to a 0-0 draw at the Zimbabwe National Sports Stadium in Harare.
The second playing day of this round of the qualifiers runs from Sunday to Tuesday.