The African continent is currently enveloped in excitement following the inception of the African Cup of Nations in Cameroon. The West African country played the opening match on home soil, beating Group A rivals Burkina Faso 2 goals to 1 at the Olembe Stadium in Yaoundé.
It was a memorable win for the Indomitable Lions. The Lions had fought to not only bring the tally 1 -1 but to net a second goal and ultimately emerge triumphant at the final whistle.
Gustavo Sangare had given Burkina Faso the lead in the first half, but Aboubakar of the Indomitable Lions scored an equalizer a few minutes later, giving the Lions prospects of winning their sixth continental title on home soil.
A second goal from the Indomitable Lions sealed the fate of the Burkinabe team. Although the Burkinabe team put up a fierce fight toward the end of the game, it wasn’t enough for them to get an equalizer.
By the way, the Burkinabe team was hit hard by the coronavirus. Several players, as well as head coach Kamou Malo, tested positive to the novel virus, leaving assistant coach Firmin Sanou to take over.
Cameroon will play cape Verde and Ethiopia as part of Group A.