Cameroon stunned to a draw by Burkina Faso in first AFCON game


Burkina Faso snatched a late equalizer against Cameroon to earn a valuable point in their first AFCON match on Saturday.

Cameroon went ahead in the 35th minute through a captain Benjamin Moukandjo free-kick, but could not hold on to the win.

Burkina Faso’s Dayo headed home from close range after a goal mouth scramble from a free kick in the 75th minute, then clung on to see the game end in a draw.

Cameroon wasted a few chanced to double their lead after they had gone ahead, and could not find a way to turn their possession into a goal.

The result means all teams in Group A are tied on a point each, all with a single goal.

Hosts Gabon had earlier settled for a draw against debutants Guinea-Bissau.

Cameroon’s next game will be against Guinea-Bissau on Wednesday.