AFCON: Cameroon placed third after strong comeback to beat Burkina Faso on penalties.

Cameroon won the Africa Cup of Nations on penalties after coming back from three goals down against Burkina Faso at Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo.

With 49 minutes remaining in Saturday’s third-place play-off, the tournament hosts were down to goals from Steeve Yago and Djibril Ouattara, each side of an Andre Onana own goal.

Late in the game, Stephane Bahoken equalized and substitute Vincent Aboubakar scored twice in two minutes to force penalties, which Cameroon won 5-3.

One of those who kept their spot in the team, Onana, hilariously deflected Kabore’s cross into his own net, and Burkina Faso’s Ouattara headed home a third goal early in the second half.

After Bahoken scored from close range with 19 minutes remaining, half-time replacement Aboubakar headed in a second Cameroon goal before poking home a third.

After the first five penalties were converted, Onana blocked Blati Toure from setting up Ambroise Oyongo to score the game-winning goal for Cameroon.

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