There were tears among the Ethiopia supporters at the end of the match, after they had taken the lead with a brilliantly executed goal in the 4th minute, stunning the hosts, only to see everything go against them.
Cameroon roared back with two magnificent goals each from Aboubakar and Toko-Ekambi – making the tournament hosts the first time to win with more than just one goal in a hitherto goal-shy CAN.
This resounding victory also puts Cameroon into the knockout rounds with one match to spare.
The later game, also in Group A, is the first-ever Afcon meeting between Cape Verde and Burkina Faso. Cape Verde edged out Ethiopia in their opener.