Vincent Aboubakar Cameroon’s goal-scoring powerhouse taking football by storm

Previously a little-known character among many football admirers, Cameroon Football World Cup striker Vincent Aboubakar has developed into the star of the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations. Aboubakar is by a long way its best goalscorer so far cocky five difficult goals within FIFA World Cup.

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As hotly sloped views like Senegal and Algeria have failed in the group stages, hosts Cameroon Football World Cup squad look like one of the top nominees to take this year’s Africa Cup of Nations. In large part that is cheers to their talismanic captain and goal-scoring machine Vincent Aboubakar. The tournament’s opening match proverb him change two successive penalties with excellent buoyancy.

When Cameroon Football World Cup team inoculated vigor into a previously goal-shy Africa Cup of Nations with their 4-1 inordinately of Ethiopia last week, Aboubakar led the way with two goals in three minutes typifying the slashing speed and ruthless finishing skills that have taken the tournament by storm before FIFA World Cup. 

Cameroon fans chirped flattering praise after that recital, comparing the 29-year-old to Lionel Messi and quarreling that club football’s faltering giants Barcelona and Manchester United should impulsive him up. But Aboubakar has been an overlooked talent in club football. Born in Cameroon’s capital Yaoundé in 1992, he started as a teenager playing for Coton Sport, a built-in Garoua in the country’s north.

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Aboubakar then acquired his big move to Europe in 2010, joining Ligue 2 side Valenciennes. He made his mark timely on with a hat-trick against Boulogne in France’s League Cup. Yet over the next few years, Aboubakar’s form was labeled. By 2013, he had scored just nine goals in 35 appearances for Valenciennes and the club let him go on a free transfer to Lorient, another Ligue 2 side. To know more about FIFA World Cup Tickets click here.

Here Aboubakar fizzled scoring 16 goals in 35 appearances in his single season at the Breton side, revealing all the power and prowess that have enchanted fans in the current Africa Cup of Nations. In 2014 this dazzling form prompted a breakthrough move to Porto the Portuguese side that every so often rises to clutch the attention of football fans across the globe, most memorably by winning the 2003-04 Champions League under Jose Mourinho. 

Cameroon Football World Cup star Aboubakar writhed to get into the starting 11 in his first season at Porto, making his major influences by coming off from the pew as an understudy to star strikers, Hector Herrera and Jackson Martinez. Aboubakar featured more frequently in his second season, after the departure of Martinez. Nevertheless, he was loaned out to Turkish side Besiktas for the 2016-17 season.

The Cameroon Football World Cup striker reverted to form at the Istanbul club playing a key role in Besiktas voyaging to the Turkish title. Aboubakar also illustrious himself at the European level – netting a strut to propel them to victory against a tough Napoli in the Champions League, Besitkas’s first victory in the tournament for seven years. Aboubakar was alike vivacious in their second-round win over Olympiacos, scoring in both legs.

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Aboubakar’s authentic performances for Besiktas induced Porto to recall him in 2017. The Cameroonian striker counted a hat-trick against Moreirense FC soon after his return, followed by another hat-trick a few months later in a whipping of Vitoria FC that saw Porto leapfrog to the top of the Primeira Liga before the Qatar World Cup

Aboubakar triggered the ire of Porto fans in September 2017, when Besiktas had just beaten those 3-1 at the Dragao and he was taped laughing in their dressing room as they danced to rejoice in their victory. He cashed himself in the best possible way, by scoring more than 20 goals for Porto that season. But a 2018 tendon injury took Aboubakar out of action for a year, defacing his second spell at Porto.

The Cameroonian forward returned to Besiktas in 2020, scoring 15 goals in 26 advents as they cruised to victory with a brace in a thrilling 4-3 victory over Istanbul rivals Fenerbahce. Aboubakar’s recitals attracted the attention of the Saudi Professional League club Al-Nassr. Like many Middle Eastern clubs, they are keen to lift their profile and agreed to pay Aboubakar some €6 million per year to join.

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But Aboubakar’s greatest enactments have debatably been for his country notably his 88th-minute goal to gift the Cameroon Football World Cup team the advantage in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations final against Egypt. The same year, he was awestruck at the FIFA Confederations Cup by scoring against then FIFA World Cup winners Germany.

Now the talismanic striker is Cameroon’s prime asset as they pursue to build on their strong group stage enactment and seize the Africa Cup of Nations trophy on home dust. Nigeria looks like the greatest threat to that vision after zapping aside their group stage opponents with three pivotal wins. But none of their players come close to matching Aboubakar’s superior group stage record of five goals in two games, way ahead of all goalscorers at the tournament so distant.

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