Cameroon stages late comeback to win Africa Cup opener

January 10, 2022 11:57 am

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

Gustavo Sangare’s acrobatic volley put the Burkinabe ahead midway through the first half.

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

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In another match, Cape Verde defeated Ethiopia 1-nil.