AFCON 2021: Indomitable Lions of Cameroon roars to beat Burkina Faso 2-1 in opening game

Cameroon came from behind to beat Burkina Faso 2-1 in an incident-packed opener at the Africa Cup of Nations.

An acrobatic volley from Gustavo Sangare put the Burkinabe ahead midway through the first half in Yaounde.

But two unerring penalties from captain Vincent Aboubakar turned the game around for the hosts before half-time.

Indomitable Lions keeper Andre Onana made two crucial second-half saves as Toni Conceicao’s side opened their Group A campaign with victory.

Skipper of Cameroon, Vincent Aboubakar who is making his 9th appearance at the tournament won the Man of the Match accolade after putting up a fantastic display.

The hosts, who are looking to lift the continental trophy for a sixth time, are in action again on Tuesday, against Ethiopia.

By: Christian Chibueze

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