Cameroon beat Moldova in final World Cup warm-up match

Cameroon's Edgar Salli
Cameroon's Edgar Salli

Cameroon completed their World Cup warm-up programme with a 1-0 win over Moldova in front of their home fans in Yaounde on Saturday.

Midfielder Edgar Salli scored the only goal on the half-hour mark, in a game which the hosts dominated.

Achille Webo could have doubled the score, hitting the post in the first half.

Captain Samuel Eto'o did not appear in the Indomitable Lions' line-up, heightening concerns over his fitness.

Their talismanic skipper spent much of the pre-tournament training camp in Austria over the last fortnight on the sidelines being treated.

Eto'o had played, and scored, last Sunday at the end of the stay in Europe when Cameroon forced a morale-boosting 2-2 draw with Germany before heading home for their final week of preparation.

Saturday's home match did mark a return to the side for centre back Aurelien Chedjou, who had also been battling with injury.

It was the second win in four warm-up games for Volker Finke's side, who depart on Sunday for the World Cup in Brazil, where they will compete in Group A against the host nation, Croatia and Mexico.