A hat-trick from Luther Singh sealed an impressive 3-1 win for the Amajitas of South Africa against the Junior Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in the second game in Group B at the 2017 U-20 Africa Cup of Nations on Monday.
Eric Ayuk Mbu gave Cameroon the lead in the 14th minute but just two minutes later Singh equalised for South Africa.
In the 26th minute, Singh grabbed his second goal from the penalty spot following a foul on Sibongakonke Mbatha inside the box.
In the 57th minute Singh completed his hat-trick to put South Africa 3-1 up.
The win took South Africa to first position in Group B, while Cameroon are bottom.
A victory for South Africa against Senegal in their second group game on Thursday will see them qualify for the semifinals with a game to spare.
In the group's other game also played on Monday, Senegal scored a late goal to force a 1-1 draw against Sudan.