2:1 win over Burkina Faso
Aboubakar scores twice from the spot: Cameroon open Africa Cup successfully
Hosts Cameroon have successfully opened the Africa Cup against Burkina Faso. Captain Aboubakar scored twice from the spot in the 2-1 win, Bayern’s Choupo-Moting was only substituted.
Hosts Cameroon are dreaming of a sixth title, but in the opening match of the Africa Cup against Burkina Faso, the hosts initially dispensed with Bayern striker Choupo-Moting. Meanwhile, former Mainz player Malong was in the starting eleven, while Leverkusen’s Tapsoba was absent for Burkina Faso due to corona.
The favourites struggled at first, Burkina Faso defended well and took the lead after a triple chance: first a Dayo header was cleared on the line, then Onana directed a cross against the crossbar. Traoré’s third attempt was again sharp with a cross, but Onana’s shot flew past. Sangaré was the beneficiary, at the second post the attacking player finished directly into the short corner (24th).