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Cape Verde vs Burkina. Africa Cup of Nations Group A.

Olembe Stadium.

Cape Verde 0

    Burkina 1

    • B Bande (39th minute)

    Cape Verde 0-1 Burkina Faso: Hassane Bande's winner gives the Stallions first points of AFCON 2021

    Match report as Burkina Faso get their first win at this year's Africa Cup of Nations after a 1-0 victory over Cape Verde

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    Highlights of the African Cup of Nations group stage match between Cape Verde and Burkina Faso

    Burkina Faso got their first points of this year's Africa Cup of Nations as Hassane Bande's winner gave them a 1-0 victory over the Cape Verde Islands on Thursday.

    Bande chested home the ball from Issa Kabore's cross six minutes before half-time to give Burkina Faso the win.

    Bande was brought into the line-up to replace Aston Villa winger Bertrand Traore, who tested positive for Covid-19 on the eve of the match.

    It is a first Group A victory for Burkina Faso, who lost their opening game to hosts Cameroon on Sunday.

    The Stallions moved level with their opponents on three points in the table, three behind Cameroon, who became the first team to qualify for the last 16 after they thrashed Ethiopia 4-1 in the earlier Group A game at the Olembe Stadium.

    What's next?

    Cameroon take on Cape Verde on Monday, live on Sky Sports Football at the Olembe Stadium; kick-off 4pm.

    Live AFCON

    Ethiopia face Burkina Faso on Sky Sports Premier League at the same time at the Kouekong Stadium.

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