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Lions secure vital away win over Mauritius

Javier Clemente
New coach Javier Clemente saw his team get off to a winning start

Cameroon got their 2012 Africa Cup of Nations campaign off to a winning start after dispatching Mauritius 3-1 in Group E in Bellevue.

Striker Samuel Eto'o scored twice as the Indomitable Lions eased to victory.

He put the visitors in the lead on 36 minutes but Jonathan Bru drew the home side level four minutes later.

Eto'o grabbed his second two minutes after the break and Eric Choupo-Moting sealed the win from the penalty spot. on the hour mark.

The win puts the Indomitable Lions top of the table ahead of the other group game between Senegal and DR Congo on Sunday.

The victory was the first official game for new Cameroon coach Javier Clemente, who took charge of the side two weeks ago.

Clemente, who coached Spain from 1992 to 1998 and Serbia from 2006 to 2007, is looking to restore Cameroon's reputation as a top international side after their disappointing first round exit at the World Cup in South Africa.



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see also
2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers
10 Apr 10 |  African
Clemente named new Cameroon coach
17 Aug 10 |  African
Le Guen quits as Cameroon coach
24 Jun 10 |  World Cup 2010
Cameroon performance analysis
07 Jun 10 |  World Cup 2010
Song retires from Cameroon duty
01 Aug 10 |  African
Cameroon's Geremi moves to Greece
24 Aug 10 |  African


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