The World football governing body Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has showered praise on Cameroon national team captain Vincent Aboubakar, after he sets a new record in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations.
The former FC Porto star has been exceptional for the Indomitable Lion of Cameroon since the beginning of the tournament, and his excellent performance has never gone unnoticed.
The 29 years old was at his best for the team again on Saturday evening, as he came from the bench to score two late goals in his team’s comeback victory.
Vincent Aboubakar’s impressive goal scoring form for Cameroon national team started with a brace against Burkina Faso national team, he also scored two goals against Ethiopia national team and he scored a goal each against Cape Verde and Comoros, before scoring another brace against Burkina Faso on Saturday night.
Vincent Aboubakar’s excellent performance in the tournament helped the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon to win the Bronze medal in this year’s edition of the Africa Cup of Nations.
Reacting after Vincent Aboubakar set a new record, FIFA posted on their verified Twitter handle on Sunday morning that;
“An incredible turnaround to earn ?
Vincent Aboubakar became the first player to score 8 goals in a single AFCON campaign in 48 years! ?.”
An incredible turnaround to earn ?
Vincent Aboubakar became the first player to score 8 goals in a single AFCON campaign in 48 years! ?
— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) February 6, 2022
Vincent Aboubakar (born 22 January 1992) is a Cameroonian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Saudi Professional League club Al Nassr and the Cameroon national team.
Aboubakar began his career at Coton Sport and moved to Europe in 2010, playing for Ligue 1 clubs Valenciennes and Lorient, totalling 109 appearances and 26 goals in France’s top division. In 2014, he signed for Porto, where he played 125 games and scored 58 goals, winning a Primeira Liga title. He won the Turkish Süper Lig while on loan at Beşiktaş in 2017, and again in 2021.
Aboubakar has earned over 80 caps for Cameroon since his international debut in May 2010. He was part of their squads for the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups, as well as the Africa Cup of Nations in 2015, 2017 and 2021. He scored the winning goal in the final of the 2017 tournament.
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