Cameroon seal DR Congo win
Cameroon finished their 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification Group E campaign on a high with a 3-2 away victory in the DR Congo on Friday.
The win will be scant consolation to the Indomitable Lions though as they miss out on their first continental showpiece since 1994.
It will almost certainly spell the end of coach Javier Clemente’s brief tenure in charge, with former France coach Raymond Domenech tipped to take over from him.
The home side took the lead on 11 minutes as Zola Matumona found Alain Kaluyitukadioko, who opened the score with a header.
But Cameroon were level seven minutes later as Alex Song picked out Samuel Eto’o to score yet another goal for the West African side.
Deo Kanda restored the home side’s lead with a fine solo effort five minutes before the break as he fired past Carlos Kameni.
It was a lead that DR Congo would hold until the final 15 minutes. On a free-kick from Nguemo, Nicolas Nkoulou’s header deflects for Matthew Mbuta, who nets the equaliser for the Indomitable Lions.
And four minutes later Eric Choupo-Moting nets the winner for the visitors as he profits from Mbuta’s pass to make the scoreline.
It means that Cameroon finish with 11 points from their pool, but will not have enough points to finish as one of the best second-placed finishers in qualifying. They will now look to qualify for South Africa 2013.