The West Africans broke the deadlock on the stroke of half time through Julio Tavares. The towering striker dived to head in Rodrigues’ brilliant flick past the helpless keeper.

The Blue Sharks dominated the second half and close through Rodrigues, Santos and Tavares. Santos saw his low effort miss the target whiles Tavares scuffed his effort following a brilliant through ball by Santos.

The Blue Sharks join hosts Cameroon at the top of the Group A following their action packed 2-1 victory earlier in the day.