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234NAIRA: 2017 AFCON: Burkina Faso, Cameroon reach quarter-finals

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SPONSORED BY 234NAIRA.COM: Burkina Faso and Cameroon on Sunday qualified for the quarter-finals of the ongoing 2017 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Gabon after the final group A matches.

Burkina Faso beat Guinea Bissau 2-0 in their match at the Stade de l’Amitié in Libreville, while a 0-0 draw between Cameroon and Gabon at Stade de Franceville in Franceville was enough to give Cameroon the quarter-finals ticket at the expense of hosts.

The results meant Burkina Faso topped Group A with 5 points, the same as Cameroon but with a better goal aggregate.

Gabon came third with 3 points, while Guinea Bissau ended their debut tournament with 1 point.

In the match between Burkina Faso and Guinea Bissau, an own goal by Guinea Bissau defender Rudinilson Silva in the 11th minute gave Burkina Faso the lead, while Bertrand Traore scored the second in the 57th minutes.

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