Saturday, January 14, 2017

African Nations Cup: Opening Day

The 2017 edition of the African Nations Cup opened on Saturday with two games played at Stade de l'Amitie in Libreville,  Gabon, both in Group A.

In the opener, Juary Soares' equalizer in the opening minute of second-half stoppage time lifted Guinea-Bissau to a 1-1 draw with host nation Gabon.  Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored for Les Pantheres in the 52nd minute.

In the nightcap, Issoufou Dayo's equalizer in the 75th minute lifted Burkina Faso to a 1-1 draw with Cameroon. Benjamin Moukandjou scored for The Indomitable Lions in the 35th minute.

Group A Standings:

1. Gabon  (GP: 1; GD: 0; PTS: 1)
    Burkina Faso (GP: 1; GD: 0; PTS: 1)
    Cameroon (GP: 1; GD: 0; PTS: 1)
    Guinea-Bissau (GP: 1; GD: 0; PTS: 1)

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