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AFCON 2021: Cameroon Beats Burkina Faso 2-1 in Opening Match

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The All African Cup of Nation, AFCON, tournament kick-started today at the Paul Biya Stadium in Olembe, Yaounde, Cameroon. In a highly anticipated battle between the host country team the Indomitable Lions of Cameroun and the neighboring country of Burkina Faso, the highly physical game was not short of drama. With the Camerounian President and First Lady present, the mood in Cameroun was nothing short of victory.

Hardly the whistle has just kick-started the game in just less than a minute, a hard tackle from Yago of the Indomitable lions had earned him a Yellow card.

The game continues as typical of AFCON, with a lot of muscles flexing and hard tackles. Cameroun was first to pull the trigger as their Captain and Striker Aboubakar blasted wide over the post. A Pattern most critics of AFCON had attributed as a norm.

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15 minutes into the game, it was the Boukinabes who were pressing forward through a counter-attack which saw Troure shot at goal go wide posing no threat to the Camerounian goalkeeper,

However, the excitement was ignited when Burkina Faso’s Gustavo Sangare blasted into the net of Cameroun putting his country in the lead in just around 25 minutes to the game.

Both teams became heavily involved with most ball possession going to the Indomitable Lions. Sooner than later, their hard work had paid off as a hard tackle on the Camerounian Striker, which was carefully taken by the CMR Captain and striker who converted to equalize. Bringing the game to 1-1.

The mood quickly shifted after the VAR confirmed a penalty in favor of the host country after Dayo, Burkina Faso’s striker, hard-tackled right in the box. This penalty saw Aboubakar converting again, therefore, producing the second goal that brought the Host country to the lead at 2-1.

From this point going forward, the host country had built a lot of confidence as they kept on pressing forward putting the Burkina Faso side on the back foot. Although both sides had a few slim chances nothing resourceful came out. And the game ended at 2-1 to Cameroun.

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