Cameroon roared back to life on Thursday to keep their dreams alive when they downed Sudan 4-1 at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.
The 1995 winners’ victory came just four days after they were stunned 3-1 by South Africa that put a dent early in the campaign on match-day-one.
A Kalvin Ketu opener eased ‘Les Lionceaux’s nerves early in the first half with an early goal that unsettled the Sudanese, who played a 1-1 draw with Senegal last Monday.
Katu headed home a Eric Ayuk cross on eight minutes to give his side a 1-0 lead at the interval.
Back from recess, Ayuk got on the score sheet on 52 minutes with yet another header past Sudan goalie Mohamed Saeed.
Captain Samuel Gouet thumped in the third goal in the 74th minute to see Cameroon in cruise control.
The Junior Desert Hawks pulled one back five minutes later when Waala Yagoub finished off a one-two move inside the box with Nassan Nassan.
‘Les Lionceaux’ put the result beyond doubt thanks to a ruthless finish from right-back Olivier Mbaizo after a rampaging run into the box.
Cameroon have 3 points and are bracing for their final Group B match against Senegal on Sunday, 5 March 2016 in Ndola whilst Sudan, who face South Africa same day in Lusaka have just a point.