PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Vincent Aboubacar – Cameroon star to take form into World Cup qualifier – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

Vincent Aboubakar of Cameroon celebrates goal during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Afcon Final match between Egypt and Cameroon at the Libreville in Gabon on 5 February 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

Graeme Jackson

Thursday Nov 09, 2017. 13:00

Vincent Aboubacar will look to take his strong form for Porto into this weekend’s World Cup qualifiers.

The Cameroon striker has netted four goals in Porto’s last six matches, including a fine strike in a 2-0 Primeira Liga win over Belenenses last Saturday.

The Indomitable Lions will wrap up their Group B campaign in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers with a match away to Zambia on Saturday afternoon.

Aboubacar is expected to lead Cameroon’s attack in the match at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.

The West Africans will not be going to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, regardless of their result against Chipolopolo, as regional rivals Nigeria have already secured top spot in the group.

Nonetheless, the 25-year-old Porto star will be keen on adding to his tally of international goals, having already netted twice for Cameroon in this qualifying campaign.

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PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Vincent Aboubacar – Cameroonian fresh from UCL victory – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa

FC Porto’s Vincent Aboubakar scored twice at Boavista

Graeme Jackson

Thursday Nov 02, 2017. 13:00

Cameroonian forward Vincent Aboubacar helped Porto claim a 3-1 home win over RB Leipzig in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night.

The Indomitable Lions attacker played the full 90 minutes for Sergio Conceicao’s team at the Estadio do Dragao and provided an assist for the final goal of the night, scored by teammate Maximiliano Pereira in injury time.

The result is a major boost to Porto’s hopes of qualifying for the knockout rounds of the competition, seeing them move up to second place on the Group G log with six points.

They trail leaders Besiktas by four points and enjoy a two point and four point lead over RB Leipzig and Monaco respectively.

Aboubacar’s side will next be in European action on November 21 when they travel to Istanbul to take on Besiktas.

Meanwhile, the Cameroonian will turn his attention to domestic matters, with Porto set to play Belenenses at home on Saturday night, followed by the international break.

Aboubacar is expected to be named in Cameroon’s squad for their final, dead-rubber 2018 World Cup qualifier against Zambia in Ndola on November 11.

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