Saturday, February 5
•Burkina Faso (3)3-3(5)Cameroon
Sunday, February 6
•Senegal Vs Egypt – 10pm
Hosts Cameroon produced one of the greatest comebacks in the history of the Africa Cup of Nations to beat Burkina Faso and win the third place match on Saturday.
Burkina Faso were in cruise control as they led 3-0 in the 49th minute thanks to goals from Steve Yago, Andre Onana (own goal) a d Djibril Ouattara.
But Cameroon, who had earlier lost their semifinal tie against Egypt, gave their fans a match to remember.
Stephen Bahoken pulled one back in the 71st minute with a nice volley and Vincent Abubaker scored a late brace to send the game direct into shootouts.
Abubaker scored the second goal for Cameroon after a mistake from Soufiane Ouedraogo and he found his equaliser after the goalkeeper dropped the ball to slot into unguarded net.
Abubaker, Moumi Ngamaleu, Karl Toko Ekambi, Pierre Kunde and Ambroise Oyongo converted their spot kicks for the Indomitable Lions.
Blati Toure missed for Burkina Faso, after Onana rightly dived on his left, to cap an awful nightmare for the Stallions.
Cameroon coach Antonio Conceicao said after the game: “48 hours after playing extra time, I couldn’t take any risks with the players and that’s why I reshuffled my team. We saw several players play tonight and I’m satisfied with the performance of several players. We have a first objective which was to play the final but it was decided on details in the semi-final against Egypt. Today we demonstrated the strength of character of this group and we won on penalties.”
Senegal and Egypt meet at Olembe in Sunday’s final.