Africa Cup of Nations: Hosts Gabon exit while Cameroon advance

Gabon's defender Andre Biyogo Poko reacts during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations group A football match between Cameroon and Gabon at the Stade de l'Amitie
Image: Gabon's Andre Biyogo Poko show his disappointment

Burkina Faso and Cameroon booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday as hosts Gabon crashed out.

Gabon were held to a 0-0 draw by Cameroon in Libreville, and their opponents went through to the last eight as runners-up in Group A.

Burkina Faso won the group on goal difference after a 2-0 victory against Guinea-Bissau in Franceville.

A Rudinilson Silva own goal and a Bertrand Traore effort gave 2013 runners-up Burkina Faso the win that saw them clinch qualification and top spot.

They will stay in Libreville for a quarter-final next Saturday while Cameroon will take on Senegal in Franceville the same day.

Ghana are the only other team to have clinched a place in the last eight so far.

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Gabon, meanwhile, are only the fourth hosts to be eliminated from the Cup of Nations in the group stage, and the first since Tunisia in 1994.

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