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)