Sign In or Register | Sunday, April 22, 2018
AfricaTeam,   1/18/2017 2:45:53 PM Add AfricaTeam as a Friend | Send Message
Africa See Profile
AFCON Host Nation Gabon Draws 1 - 1 With Burkina Faso

 Host  Nation Gabon were held 1-1 by Burkina Faso on Wednesday, their second draw in Group A.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang again scored for his country but they had to come from behind to equalize and missed two good late chances to win the game.  Gabon and Burkina Faso have two points each from their opening two matches, with Cameroon due to play Guinea Bissau later on Wednesday. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is confident hosts Gabon have learned from the mistakes from their disappointing draw with Guinea-Bissau. Gabon faces Burkina Faso on Wednesday.
Prejuce Nakoulma put Burkina Faso ahead in the 22nd minute before Aubameyang equalised through a penalty.  Substitute Nakoulma, who had come on early when Burkina striker Jonathan Pitroipa appeared to suffer a serious knee injury, ran from the edge of his own penalty area on to a defensive clearance and got the better of full back Johan Obiang before gliding the ball into the net.  
Burkina Faso's lead lasted 16 minutes when they were caught in similar circumstances as a long ball from Merlin Tandjigora was chased down by  Aubemayang, who had his feet taken out from under him by goalkeeper Herve Koffi. The resultant penalty was neatly tucked away to the relief of the home crowd. But Gabon offered little evidence of being serious contenders at their own tournament until the last 10 minutes when Denis Bouanga had a close-range effort well saved by Koffi and Serge Kevyn missed with a header.
Tags:AFCON Host Nation Gabon Draws 1 - 1 With Burkina Faso
Bookmark and Share Email Email to Friends Print Print
Please Sign In  or Register  to post a comment.

Most Popular

Post a New Story from your Account, then Vote for it Here by clicking Push
Latest Forums
Latest Polls
    Nigeria    Kenya    
South Africa    Ghana    
Egypt    Ethiopia    Zimbabwe    Uganda    Tanzania    
Africa    Kenya a Hot bed of Investments    Test    Pope Francis On Safari In Kenya    Malawi    Sudan    The 2nd Pan-African Cultural Festival Photos    Tunisia    2010 World Cup Draw: Which Country Has the Hottest Fans?    DRC Congo    
Site Map | Help | Send Feedback | Contact us | User Agreement | Privacy | About us | Advertise
Copyright © 2016-2017 Africa Updates Inc. All rights reserved