James Lea Siliki made his first Africa Cup of Nations appearance as Cameroon tightened their grip on Group A on Thursday.

The on-loan midfielder was a second half substitute for the tournament hosts as they came from behind to beat Ethiopia 4-1. 

Dawa Hotessa Dukele gave Ethiopia a surprise lead inside five minutes, but Karl Toko Ekambi had the Indomitable Lions level four minutes later. 

Vincent Aboubakar, scorer of two goals in Cameroon's opening day win over Burkina Faso, strengthened the home side's position with a quickfire double in the second half. 

It was at this point that Boro man Siliki was introduced, a 56th minute substitute for Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, and Cameroon soon added to their tally with Ekambi's second of the game. 

The result all but secures progress for Cameroon, and it may be decided when Group A's other sides meet later this evening. The match sees Burkina Faso play Cape Verde, the latter of whom are next up for the Lions in Olembe on Monday.