Cameroon rally to win Africa Cup of Nations opener

Hosts Cameroon has made a winning start to their Africa Cup of Nations campaign, beating Burkina Faso 2-1.

Cameroon came from behind with two penalties in the space of eight minutes at the end of the first half to beat Burkina Faso on Sunday in the opening game.

Captain Vincent Aboubakar scored both penalties, calmly slotting the first to the right side of the goal and the second to the left to complete a comeback that left home fans sighing with relief.

Cameroon had waited out a three-year delay to host this Africa Cup after being stripped of the 2019 tournament and then seeing their 2021 hosting delayed a year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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