AFCON: Cameroon held to 1-1 draw by Burkina Faso

A brilliant Benjamin Moukandjo free-kick was not enough for Cameroon to win its opening game at the Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday as Burkina Faso battled back to draw 1-1.

Benjamin Moukandjo celebrates Cameroon's goal.   -  Reuters

A brilliant Benjamin Moukandjo free-kick was not enough for Cameroon to win its opening game at the Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday as Burkina Faso battled back to draw 1-1.

Moukandjo, the Indomitable Lions captain, curled in a superb effort from a dead ball 10 minutes before the interval in the Group A game at the Stade de l'Amitie in Libreville.

However, 2013 runner-up Burkina Faso recovered to equalise with quarter of an hour left, Issoufou Dayo bundling the ball in after Banou Diawara's free-kick was saved.

The result means there is nothing between any of the sides in Group A after host Gabon > was held to a 1-1 draw by Guinea-Bissau in the tournament's opening match earlier in the day.

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