Sunday, January 22, 2017

African Nations Cup: Cameroon, Burkina Faso Advance To Quarterfinals; Hosts Eliminated

The final cycle of group-stage games in the African Nations Cup commenced on Sunday with two contests in Group A in Gabon.

At Libreville:

A 0-0 stalemate between Cameroon and host nation Gabon sent the Indomitable Lions into the quarterfinal round and knocked the home-standing Panthers out of the tournament.

At Franceville:

Rudinilson Silva (OG-12') and Bertrand Traore (58') produced the goals as Burkina Faso advanced to the quarterfinals after they blanked (and eliminated) Guinea-Bissau 2-0.

Final Group A Standings:

1. Burkina Faso (GP: 3; GD: +2; PTS: 5)
2. Cameroon (GP: 3; GD: +1; PTS: 5)
3. Gabon (GP: 3; GD: 0; PTS: 3)
4. Guinea-Bissau (GP: 3; GD: -3; PTS: 1)

Burkina Faso and Cameroon advanced to the quarterfinal round.

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