Cameroon beat Burkina Faso in AFCON Opening Game

Cameroon vs Burkina Faso

Cameroon has defeated Burkina Faso  2–1 

The two goals for Cameroon were scored by Vincent Aboubakar via penalty kick, which occurred six minutes before the end of the first half.

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LIVE: Result Updates (2-1)

Second Half  LIVE


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45+4′ Halftime!

The first half of the match ends with a 2-1 victory for host Cameroon over Burkina Faso.

45+3′ GOOOOOAL for Cameroon

VINCENT ABOUBAKAR AGAIN! The Cameroonian captain fooled goalkeeper Koffi again and put the ball in the middle

40′ GOOOOOAL for  Cameroon.

40′ GOOOOAL for Cameroon!

VINCENT ABOUBAKAR! The Cameroonian captain completely fooled Hervé Koffi and put the ball into the left side to tie the match.

39′ VAR decision: Penalty!

Following the VAR review, a foul in the box by Bertrand Traoré on André-Frank Zambo Anguissa is called.

38′ There is a VAR review!

The referee has been called by his assistants to review a possible penalty kick in favor of Cameroon.

39″ Penalty against Burkina Faso!

23′ GOOOOOAL for Burkina Faso!

GUSTAVO SANGARÉ! In the same move, Cameroon had saved twice and after a cross from the right, the number 20 scored with his left foot.

20′ Still 0-0

We still don’t have any scoring options in the match, it’s a very tight game in the middle of the field.

15′ First quarter of the match

The scoreboard has not moved in 15 minutes.

12′ Not much to report

The game has no rhythm, there are constant fouls and that prevents good dynamics. So far the game is not attractive.

8′ Cameroon came closer

Vincent Aboubakar had a chance with a shot that he ended up sending wide with his left foot.

5′ First minutes

There is not much to highlight so far. Cameroon is the one that insists more on offensive function, but still fails to score a goal.

1′ Yellow card!

The first card of the match came quickly. Steeve Yago is cautioned for Burkina Faso.

Match starts!

The match between Cameroon and Burkina Faso is underway.

live stream, Prediction, kick off time, TV, team news, h2h results 

– The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations kicks off in Yaounde with a match between hosts Cameroon and Burkina Faso today Sunday January 9th 2022.

The Indomitable Lions have played the Stallions in the biennial competition twice, recording one win and one draw

Toni Conceicao’s team is expected to make a deep run into the tournament as a five-time winner and a regular on the international stage.


Despite the fact that they do not have the star-studded team that has worn the green, yellow, and red in previous years, this tournament opener could be a tough match.

Burkina Faso, who finished second in the 2013 World Cup, is a decent force at the continental level, having won their qualification group and entering the tournament on an eight-game unbeaten streak.

Nigeria Time, Date, start time, and location

The match between Cameroon and Burkina Faso will take place on Sunday, January 9, 2022, at 5 p.m. The match will take place at Yaounde’s Olembe Stadium.

Argentina: 1:00 PM on Star +
Bolivia: 12:00 PM on Star +
Brazil: 1:00 PM on Band, GUIGO
Chile: 1:00 PM on Star +
Colombia: 11:00 AM on Star +
Ecuador: 11:00 AM on Star +
Spain: 5:00 PM
Mexico: 10:00 AM on ESPN2 Mexico, Star +
Paraguay: 12:00 PM on Star +
Peru: 12:00 PM on Star +
Uruguay: 12:00 PM on Star +


Cameroon vs Burkina Faso Match Time : Where to Watch

The match will be broadcast live:    DStv, viewers can watch the matches on SS Football Plus (channel 202) which will be renamed SS AFCON. While GOtv will broadcast the matches on GO Football (channel 31).


Cameroon vs Burkina Faso Team News

Both teams have a relatively good squad to get their first 11 from. The hosts had a scare over the fitness of Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui and Maxim Choupo-Moting who had picked knocks but they are expected to be ready for the game.


The Stallions, however, are set to be without the injured Abdoul Fessal Tapsoba.


Match Preview

This will be the third meeting between the teams in the Afcon. Both previous meetings came in the group phase and the Indomitable won 1-0 in 1998 before drawing 1-1 draw in 2017.


Cameroon are making their 20th appearance in the competition; Egypt -who have won it seven times, are the only team to have won the tournament on more occasions than the Indomitable Lions who have managed five.


This is Burkina Faso’s 12th appearance in the Africa Cup of Nations. In their previous 11 participations, they have either been eliminated in the group stages (8 times) or at least reached the semi-finals (3 times), including the final in 2013 (0-1 v Nigeria).

Cameroon vs Burkina Faso

Tips and Predictions.

Prediction for

Only three goals were scored when the two teams met previously in the competition.

Pundits can take an offer of under 2.5 goals

Team news for Cameroon vs. Burkina Faso

Cameroon is set to hand goalkeeper Andre Onana his first start after completing a nine-month doping suspension.

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In central defense, Conceicao will choose between Jerome Onguene and Harold Moukoudi, with Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting hoping for a spot in attack that will most likely be taken by Vincent Aboubakar.

Burkina Faso’s Lassina Traore is out of the tournament due to injury, so Bertrand Traore of Aston Villa will lead the attack.

History and outcomes of  head-to-head (h2h) battles.



07 Feb 1998 Burkina Faso v Cameroon 0 – 1 Africa Cup of Nations

19 May 1998 Cameroon v Burkina Faso 2 – 0 International Friendly

11 Jan 2000 Burkina Faso v Cameroon 2 – 2 International Friendly

07 Jan 2002 Burkina Faso v Cameroon 1 – 3 International Friendly

06 Jun 2015 Burkina Faso v Cameroon 2 – 3 International Friendly

14 Jan 2017 Burkina Faso v Cameroon 1 – 1 Africa Cup of Nations

24 Jan 2018 Burkina Faso v Cameroon 1 – 1 African Nations Championship

27 May 2018 Cameroon v Burkina Faso 0 – 1 International Friendly

24 Jan 2021 Burkina Faso v Cameroon 0 – 0 African Nations Championship.

: three duels to watch.

Vincent Aboubakar vs. Edmond Tapsoba 

Aboubakar is an 11-year Lions veteran and the team’s captain and leading scorer entering the tournament. He’ll face one of Burkina Faso’s rising stars, Tapsoba, 22, of Bayer Leverkusen, who has once again caught the eye with his astute defensive play in the Bundesliga.

Bertrand Traore vs Nouhou Tolo

Traore should be the mastermind behind anything good that happens for the Stallions. The Aston Villa midfielder has been hampered by injuries this season, but he is fit and ready to lead his team, which means Tolo, the Lions’ right-back, must be on high alert for the duration of the left-footed dazzler’s appearance.

Cyrille Bayala vs. Zambo Anguissa

Anguissa of Napoli can do it all from his central midfield position, defending and attacking in equal measure, but he will be tested by Burkina Faso’s Bayala, who will try to occupy Anguissa so much that he will consider foraging forward. This should be a tactical battle to watch.

Managers’ Comments

“It’s for a new challenge with the Indomitable Lions,” says the narrator. We will make every effort to realize our goals. We did our homework and are now prepared for the competition. Our opponent is not a simple opponent. But we have the courage and determination to get off to a strong start.” – Cameroon Manager Antonio Conceicao

“We’re up against the hosts, which is a challenge. However, we have the resources to meet our goals and advance as far as possible in this competition. We’ll be playing with a talented young generation of players. Our first goal is to get past the group stage, and our ultimate goal is to win the championship.” – Burkina Faso Assistant Manager Sanou Firmen

At 5 p.m., the match will begin.


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