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The Indomitable Lions in their Group D game beat the Leone Stars 2-0 but would still require a point to qualify for the African Nations Cup.

Finke’s squad held to a 0-0 tie in the first game were obliged to win to avoid criticism form the public that did not understand how Cameroon would host and be defeated at home.

Played at the Amadou Ahidjo stadium, Leonard Kweuke opened scores just three minutes into the game for captain Stephane Mbia to increase tally another three minutes later.

The early goals dampened the Leone Stars as the Lions defended to the end of the game, though with the opponents making frantic attempts to hit target.

Meanwhile, the Lions hopes of getting a straight qualification were dashed as DR Congo surprised the Ivory Coast with a 4-3 win.

Algeria is the first country that has grabbed the qualification for the African Nations Cup in Morocco next year.

Results:

Cameroon 2-0 Sierra Leone

Togo 1-0 Uganda

Angola 4-0 Lesotho

Ghana 3-1 Guinea

Nigeria 3-1 Sudan

Zambia 3-0 Niger

Egypt 2-0 Botswana

Ivory Coast 3-4 DR Congo

Cape Verde 1-0 Mozambique

Burkina Faso 1-1 Gabon

Mali 2-3 Ethiopia

South Africa 0-0 Congo

Tunisia 1-0 Senegal

Algeria 3-0 Malawi

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