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AFCON 2021: Cameroon Beat Burkina Faso

by Kunle Awosiyan

Cameroon fought back to win Burkina Faso 2-1 in the opening  game of the African Cup of Nations, AFCON at Olembe Stadium, Yaoundé on Sunday.

Sangare scored in the 24th minute to give Burkina Faso lead in the game.

In the 40th minute, Cameroon striker Vincent Aboubakar equalised by converting a spot-kick into a goal.

Again, Aboubakar converted another penalty intoa goal in the extra minute of the first half to give the hosts lead.

This is Cameroon and Burkina Faso’s third encounter in the Africa Cup of Nations. Both previous meetings came in the group phase: Cameroon won 1-0 in the 1998 before a 1-1 draw in 2017.

Cameroon made their 20th appearance in the Africa Cup of Nations, a tally only bettered by Egypt (25), Cote d’Ivoire (24) and Ghana (23). Egypt (7) are the only team to have won the tournament on more occasions than The Indomitable Lions (5).


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