By Babajide Okeowo
Cameroon came from behind via two penalties from Vincent Aboubakar to ensure that the host country got all three points on the opening day against Burkina Faso after going behind.
Poor defending was the bane of Burkina Faso as two fouls within the space of five minutes were punished by Aboubakar to give the host nation the type of start they hoped for.
The game ended 2-1 with all three goals scored in the first half of the enthralling encounter.
Burkina Faso’s Steeve Yago escaped with only a yellow card in the first minute of the match following a high footed tackle that could easily have seen The Stallions reduced to ten men.
They took the game to the host after the incident and their pressure paid off when a cross from Bertrand Traoré was fired into the roof of the net by Gustavo Sangare in the 24th minute.