Cameroon ended their qualifying campaign for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations with a 3-2 win over DR Congo in Kinshasa on Friday.
But the Indomitable Lions have no chance of making the finals in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon next year.
They will finish second behind Senegal, who have already qualified and play Mauritius on Sunday.
But Cameroon are not in contention for either of the two qualifying spots available to group runners-up.
DR Congo took the lead through Alain Kaluyituka in the 12th minute of the game - a goal which was equalised by Samuel Eto'o of Cameroon six minutes later.
With five minutes to go until half-time, DR Congo's Deo Kanda put the home team in front again and that was the way it stayed until 15 minutes from the end.
Then Matthew Mbuta brought the Indomitable Lions level and shortly afterwards Eric Choupo-Moting fired them in front.