Afcon 2017: Cameroon, Burkina Faso Share Spoils

Benjamin Moukandjo (R) celebrates Cameroon's goal

Group A
Cameroon 1-1 Burkina Faso

The 2017 African cup of Nations kicked off in high spirits with two thrilling fixtures in group A.

Like it was the case in the opening game between Gabon and debutants Guinea Bissau, viagra approved Cameroon also played to one all draw on Saturday at Stade de L’Amitie in Libreville, Gabon.

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Skipper Benjamin Moukandjo  gave the indomitable lions the lead in the first half but Issoufou Dayo levelled matters 13 minutes to time.

The Burkinabes started the better side enjoying majority of possession. Jonathan Pitroipa tested the back of the net as early as the 6th minute but his goal was ruled for offside.

However, Cameroon remained composed and calm at the back opting to attack on the break.

Captain Benjamin Moukandjo converted from a direct free kick five minutes after the half hour mark to give the four time winners a first half lead.

Burkina Faso kept surging forward even after recess and the pressure paid off dividends in the 77th minute.

Issoufou capitalised on a poor clearance from Cameroon goalkeeper Fabian Ondoa to nod home the leveller.

The result means all the four teams in group A are on equal footing. Burkina Faso are top of the group while Cameroon follow closely both with a point apiece.

Group A games resume on Wednesday with hosts Gabon playing against Burkina Faso while Cameroon play Guinea Bissau.

Line ups:

Burkina Faso XI: Herve Koffi Kouakou (G.K), Bakary Kone, Patrcik B. Arnaud Malo, Niguimbe

Prejuce Nakoulma, Razack Traore Abdou, Alain Traore Sibiri, Yann Pitropia Benninwende, Issoufou Dayo, Charles Kabore, Bertrand Traore, Yacouba Coulibaly

Cameroon XI: Joseph Ondoa (G.K), Ernest Olivier Mabouka Massoussi, Adolphe

Teiku Kamgang, Michael Ngadjui Ngadeu, Ambrose Oyongo Bitolo, Clinton Njie, Benjamin

Moukandjo , Jacques Daogari Zoua, Christian Mougang Bassogog, Georges Constant

Mandjeck, Sebastien Clovis Siani


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