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Soccer-Burkina Faso bounce back to draw 1-1 with Cameroon
January 14, 2017 / 9:16 PM / 8 months ago

Soccer-Burkina Faso bounce back to draw 1-1 with Cameroon

LIBREVILLE, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Burkina Faso scored a late equaliser through centre back Issoufou Dayo to earn a fortuitous 1-1 draw with Cameroon in Group A at the African Nations Cup on Saturday.

Dayo touched home a header from close range in a goalmouth scramble from a free kick in the 75th minute to ensure a share of the spoils after Cameroon had led at halftime.

Captain Benjamin Moukandjo converted a free-kick in the 35th minute and Cameroon squandered two more gilt-edged chances after that as they failed to press home their advantage.

Earlier, hosts Gabon were stunned by a last minute equaliser as tournament newcomers Guinea Bissau held them to a 1-1 draw in the opening game. (Reporting by Mark Gleeson; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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