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AFCON 2021: Cameroon Come From Behind to Beat Burkina Faso in Curtain Raiser

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AFCON 2021 hosts, Cameroon defeated Burkina Faso in the opening game of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations.

The Indomitable Lions fought from a goal down to win the encounter and to stay atop Group A.

Sangare had scored on the 24th minute to give the Burkinabe a first half lead at the Olembe Stadium Yaoundé, before Vincent Aboubakar equalised with spot-kick on the 40th minute.

Aboubakar converted a second spot kick in added time of the first half to take the hosts into the lead going into the second half.

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The encounter was the third time both team face-off at the African Cup of Nations, with Cameroon triumphing over Burkina Faso in all three duels.

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