The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon have defeated the Swallows of Burundi 1-0 in their opening match of the qualifiers for the 2023 AFCON.
Toko Ekambi scored for the Lions in the 30th minute.
Despite dominating all through the encounter in Tanzania, Rigobert Song’s squad was not clinical enough to capitalize on the several chances they had.
However, with the victory at the Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium, they take the lead in Group C with three points. Burundi and Namibia each have a point after drawing in their first meeting on June 4.
Cameroon will play against Namibia in their second qualification outing on September 19.
The match against the Brave Warriors ought to be Cameroon’s third game but the first encounter against the Harambee Stars was canceled due to a suspension placed on the Kenyan Football Federation.