Eto'o misses penalty in Cameroon draw

YAOUNDE - Samuel Eto'o missed a late penalty as Cameroon drew 0-0 at home to Senegal on Saturday to remain five points behind their rivals in African Nations Cup Group E qualifying.

The result left Cameroon, who have two matches to play, facing the possibility of missing out on next year's finals after a run of eight successive appearances.

Eto'o, the African Footballer of the Year, hit the bar with his 87th-minute spot kick.

Senegal, who top the table with 10 points from four matches, had coach Amara Traore sent off for protesting while goalkeeper Bouna Coulibaly made a string of fine saves before going off injured.