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AFCON: Burkina Faso muscle their way to win over Cape Verde

Burkina Faso battled to a narrow win over Cape Verde in the African Cup of Nations.

The Stallions had to win this game to have any hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages.

Following their loss to Cameroon, Burkina Faso impressed and claimed a 1-0 win over Cape Verde on Thursday.

Hassane Bande scored the only goal of the game in the 40th minute.

The Stallions were the better team for much of the contest, forcing a series of impressive saves from Cape Verde keeper Vozinha.

Eventually, Bande broke the deadlock, cheating a pass from Isa Kabore and slotting into the net.

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