15 Nov 2009

Cameroon qualify for World Cup for record sixth time

8:41 am on 15 November 2009

Cameroon have beaten Morocco 2-nil to qualify for next year's football World Cup finals in South Africa.

It will be Cameroon's sixth World Cup appearance, a record for an African country.

Achille Webo skipped past the Morocco defence to fire a low shot from the edge of the area to hit the front in the 18th minute.

Samuel Eto'o doubled the lead in the 52nd, diverting home a header from Jean Makoun.

Morocco goalkeeper Nadir Lamyaghri made two outstanding saves to prevent the Indomitable Lions extending their lead.

Cameroon topped Group A with 13 points from six qualifying matches.

Morocco finished last in Group A with three points and will therefore not even participate in the African Cup of Nations next January in Angola.