MATCH CENTRE

WED 15 OCTOBER 2014, 20:00, OUAGADOUGOU

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Burkina Faso draw with stubborn Gabon

by Staff Reporter

Wed October 15, 23:31

Burkina Faso were unable to beat a ten man Gabon as they played to a goalless draw in their Group C, Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the Stade du 4 Août on Wednesday.

The match can best be described as a stubborn display from Gabon who were reduced to ten men as early as the seventh minute after Yrondu Musavu-King was shown a straight red card.

After the early red card, it was all Burkina Faso and it was no surprise when Burkinabe hero Jonathan Pitroipa netted the opening goal courtesy of a clinical finish on the half hour mark.

The home side pressed hard for the second goal, but Gabon managed to keep themselves only one goal behind at the break and began to show some stubborn defending.

Gabon came out fighting in the second half and worked their socks off and chased down every ball, finally finding their reward in the 76th minute when Malick Evouna equalised.

Gabon will be proud of their defending and team unity that earned them a share of the spoils. The result means Gabon have maintained their place at the top of Group C.

They now have eight points from four games played, one point above Burkina Faso in second.

In Group C’s other match on Wednesday Angola earned their first three points with an emphatic 4-0 thumping of Lesotho.

The win sees Angola up to third with four points while Lesotho are last in the group with two points.

 

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