AFCON 2017 : Burkina Faso hold Cameroon to 1-1

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Africa Cup of Nations 2017
Africa Cup of Nations 2017

COTONOU, Jan. 14, 2017 (AMP) — Gabon 2017 : Burkina Faso tied 1-1 with Cameroon (halftime: 0-1), in a AFCON group stage game on Saturday night at the Stade de l'Amitié in Cotonou.

The Cameroonians started off well by taking the lead thanks to Cameroonian forward Benjamin Moukandjo in the 35th minute. However, even though they were leading 1-0 at half time, they could not prevent a comeback by Burkina Faso with a saving goal from Dayo in the 75th minute.

The result left all four teams in Group A (Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Gabon and Guinea-Bissau), tied with one point. In their next game, Cameroon will meet group leaders Guinea-Bissau at the Stade de l'Amitié on January 18, while Burkina Faso will face Gabon.

Fixtures and Results : Group A

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Overview

Burkina Faso at the AFCON

  • 10 appearances (first in 1996)
  • 15 participations in the qualifications (first in 1990)
  • Statistics: Runners-up (2013) Fourth Place (1998)

Cameroon at the AFCON

  • 4 titles (1984, 1988, 2000, 2002)
  • 18 appearances (first in 1970)
  • 26 participations in the qualifications (first in 1968)
  • Statistics: Champions (1984, 1988, 2000, 2002) Runners-up (1986, 2008) Third Place (1972) Fourth Place (1992)
2017 AFCON Poster
Burkina Faso
1:1
Cameroon
1:1 (0:1)
  • 14 January 2017
  • 20:00
  • Cotonou

Group A

TeamPts
Burkina Faso1
Cameroon1
Gabon1
Guinea-Bissau1

Matches

AFCON History

Africa Cup of Nations History

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