Indiscipline Cost Burkina Faso Victory

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Hosts Cameroon started this year’s Africa Cup of Nations in style with a thrilling 2-1 victory against Burkina Faso on Sunday.

A brace from captain Vincent Aboubakar helped the five-time champions recover from a goal down to claim all three points in Yaounde.

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 into a 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.

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