Eto’o scores twice for Cameroon in qualifier

Samuel Eto’o scored twice to lead Cameroon over Togo 2-1

Saturday and improve its chances of qualifying for next year’s

World Cup.

Ivory Coast didn’t miss Didier Drogba in a 3-0 win over Gambia,

and African champion Nigeria needed a goal by Nnamdi Oduamadi in

the second minute of second-half injury time for a 1-1 tie against

visiting Kenya.

The last World Cup host, South Africa, still has a chance of

making it to Brazil next year following a 2-0 win over the Central

Africa Republic.

Tunisia improved to 3-0 with a 2-1 win at home against Sierra


In Europe, Cyprus was held to a 0-0 tie by visiting Switzerland,

and Russia’s game at Northern Ireland was snowed out for the second

straight day.