AUBAMEYANG NETS AGAIN AS GABON DRAW WITH BURKINA FASO

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netted for the second time in as many games but Africa Cup of Nations hosts Gabon were again held to a 1-1 draw by Burkina Faso in Libreville on Wednesday.

Prejuce Nakoulma silenced the Stade de l’Amitie as he gave Burkina Faso an early lead but Aubameyang soon levelled from the penalty spot after he had been fouled inside the area.

Gabon had chances to win the game late on but this was the third 1-1 draw in as many matches in Group A before Cameroon and Guinea-Bissau met at the same venue later on Wednesday.

Regardless of that match, qualification for the quarter-finals will now be decided in the last round of group games on Sunday.

“The Ivory Coast won the last Africa Cup of Nations after drawing their opening two games,” recalled Gabon coach Jose Antonio Camacho.

“Maybe it is a good omen. Everything still depends on us. If we beat Cameroon we will qualify.”

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