Host Gabon crashed out of the Caf competition

Africa Cup of Nations hosts Gabon crashed out of the competition in the group stage on Sunday after a goalless draw with Cameroon, who advance to the last eight.

Gabon were left to regret an inability to convert their chances at the Stade de l’Amitie in Libreville, including one spectacular early miss from star man Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Denis Bouanga then hit the post in the fourth minute of added time as they were held to a third consecutive draw in Group A, their hopes of winning the trophy for the first time on home soil ended in agonising fashion.

After a build-up to the competition marred by the withdrawals of key players, Cameroon go through as runners-up behind Burkina Faso and can look forward to a quarter-final against Senegal in Franceville next Saturday.

Burkina Faso, the runners-up in 2013, won the section after a 2-0 victory against Guinea-Bissau in Franceville.

Gabon, meanwhile, become just the fourth Cup of Nations hosts in 33 tournaments to be knocked out in the group stage.

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