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Cameroon pull stunning comeback to beat Burkina Faso

The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon roared back to life to draw 3-3 at regulation time and beat the Stallions of Burkina Faso 5-3 on penalties in the Africa Cup of Nations third/fourth place match.

The Stallions led three-nil in the first half
through Steve Yago’s poked finish, Andre Onana’s own goal and Djibril Ouattara’s header.

Cheered on by the home supporters, Cameroon hit back via Stephane Bahoken and skipper Vincent Aboubakar, who netted twice in the last five minutes.

No extra time meant the match went to penalties with Ibrahim Toure missing.

It was a disappointing end for Burkina Faso, who looked in total control after 49 minutes, but five-time winners Cameroon responded in superb fashion before converting all five of their spot-kicks.

Tomorrow, record seven-time champions Egypt face Senegal in the final which kicks-off at 8pm.


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