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​AFCON: Burkina Faso eliminate Gabon on penalties

Burkina Faso battled past Gabon in the African Cup of Nations round of 16 clash on Sunday.

The two nations were evenly matched throughout the contest, with Burkina Faso taking the lead through Bertrand Traore in the 28th minute.

Gabon, however, showed their quality in the second half, creating chances and meriting an equaliser.

Despite Sidney Obissa getting a red card in the 67th minute, Gabon equalised in stoppage time through an Adama Guira own goal.

Burkina Faso went on to win the game 7-6 after a penalty shoot out.

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