🚨 AFCON 2021: Cameroon held in last group match, Burkina Faso through to round of 16

🚨 AFCON 2021: Cameroon held in last group match, Burkina Faso through to round of 16

Cameroon finished top of Group A in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations tournament after playing out a 1-1 draw with Cape Verde on Monday evening.

This was the first time the Indomitable Lions dropped points in the tournament, having won their opening two matches. 

In-form and current top scorer Vincent Aboubakar scored Cameroon's only goal in the 39th minute, after getting to the end of a Harold Moukoudi ball. 

Cape Verde grew into the game and managed to equalize after the restart as Garry Rodrigues found the back of the net to change to scoreline. 

Aboubakar then missed a glorious chance to restore Cameron's lead late on, but there was no danger as they had already qualified. 

The draw saw them end their group adventure on seven points, three ahead of second-placed Burkina Faso and Cape Verde, both on four. 

In the other Group A match, Burkina Faso joined the Indomitable Lions in the round of 16 despite drawing 1-1 against Ethiopia. 

After controlling the opening quarter, the Stallions finally took the lead in the 24th minute through Cyrille Bayala, who easily converted an Adam Guira cross. 

Shortly after the restart, Ethiopia were awarded a penalty following a VAR review when Steeve Yago handled Surafel Dagnachew’s free-kick and it was Kebede who stepped up to score past Ouédraogo.

The draw means Burkina Faso finished on the same points as Cape Verde but qualified on a superior goal difference. 

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