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AFCON 2021: Burkina Faso Scales Group Stage

The Stallions of Burkina Faso has earned their spot in the knockout stage of the 2021 African cup of nations (AFCON) after a scrap draws with Ethiopia.

Burkina Faso being the favourite before the tie did enough to gain a spot in the next round of the competition.

Cyrille Bayala first half looping ball over onrushing Teklemariam Shanko’s head gave the Stallions the lead in the 24th minute.

Afcon 2021: Burkina Faso Scales Group Stage
Cyrille Bayala Celebrates Goal

All efforts to increase the lead by the west African side proved abortive, which became costly for them.

Shortly after the restart of the 2nd half, Ethiopia was awarded a penalty following a VAR review after steeve Yago handled the ball in his box.

Getaneh Kebede kept his cool to equalise with the resulting penalty.

In a game ravaged with wasteful finishing from both sides, the winning goal never came as Burkina Faso moved to the next round after Cape Verde played a lone goal draw with host Cameroon.

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