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2021 AFCON: Burkina Faso Through to Quarter Finals

Burkina Faso are through to the quarter finals of the 2021 Africa cup of Nations, Afcon, ongoing in Cameroon.

Burkina Faso won on penalty after playing a 1-1 draw with Gabon in regulation time.

Burkina Faso had the opportunity to take the lead in the 18th minute when they were awarded a penalty but star man Bertrand Traore missed his spot kick.

Bertrand Traore was not to be denied, however, in the 28th minute when he calmly slot pass the Gabonese goalkeeper to put Burkina Faso ahead.

Gabon defender, Sydney Obissa was sent off in the 67 minute after picking his second yellow of the game, but an own goal by Adama Guira in the 91st minute gave the Gabonese side an equaliser and took the game into extra time.

After 120 minutes of action, the match went into penalties and Burkina Faso won by 7-6 to set up an encounter with either Nigeria or Tunisia.

Oluwakayodeayode Banjo

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