Last updated:23.01.2022 | 20:38 GMT | Sports
AP Sunday Alamba
Burkina Faso qualified for the quarter-finals of the African Cup of Nations, at the expense of its Gabonese counterpart, by defeating it on penalties (7-6) in the meeting that brought them together on Sunday evening.
Burkinabe striker Bertrand Traore scored the first goal for the “horses” team in the 28th minute of the first half.
Gabonese defender Bruno Ekwele Manga responded with a equalizer in the deadly time, when the original time of the meeting was breathing its last, at the “Limbe Stadium” in the Cameroonian city of Limbe, despite the numerical shortage in the ranks of the Gabon team since the 67th minute after defender Sydney Obisa was sent off.
The Burkinabe team won the match in the penalty shootout series with seven goals to six.
The Burkina Faso team will be in the quarter-finals of the tournament, waiting for the winner of the match that will bring together the teams of Tunisia and Nigeria later in the evening as well.
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