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Cameroon, Egypt Score Cup of Nations Wins

Four-time champion Cameroon has bounced back from an opening-game loss with a 5-1 trouncing of Zambia at the African Cup of Nations football tournament in Kumasi, Ghana.

Cameroon took the lead 29 minutes into the contest thanks to a well-placed free-kick from Gérémi Njitap.

The Indomitable Lions doubled their lead five minutes later when Joseph Désiré Job scored. Achille Emana added a third goal just before halftime.

Three-time African Player of the Year Samuel Eto'o equaled the tournament's all-time scoring record with Cameroon's next goal on a penalty kick in the 65th minute. It was Eto'o's 14th goal in five tournaments and matched a 36-year-old record set by Laurent Pokou of the Ivory Coast.

Désiré Job added another goal for Cameroon in the 83rd minute. Zambia's only score came from Chris Katongo's 91st minute goal. The win gives Cameroon three points from two matches in Group-C.

In the late match, defending champion Egypt shut out Sudan, 3-0. Mohamed Abo Treka had two goals for Egypt, which leads Group-C with six points. Sudan remains pointless in the group.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.