Cameroon Come From Behind In Order To Kick Their Home Tournament Off With A Win Against Burkina Faso In Group A

The visitors came into the game as huge underdogs – not least after six players and head coach Kamou Malo tested positive for Covid-19 in recent days – but took a shock first-half lead through Gustavo Sangare.

Bertrand Traore picked out the midfielder to finish at the far post to put Burkina Faso ahead at the newly-built Olembe Stadium, but Cameroon managed to turn the game on its head with two penalties before the interval.

Aston Villa man Traore was judged by VAR to have impeded Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, and Vincent Aboubakar made no mistake from the spot to level proceedings.

The Al-Nassr striker doubled his tally from 12 yards in first-half stoppage time with Issoufou Dayo bringing down Nouhou Tolo, and the Indomitable Lions survived a second-half onslaught to notch up the first three points of AFCON 2021.