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Burkina Faso rekindles hopes of qualification for the round of 16 with a difficult victory over Cape Verde in the African Nations

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Yaounde: The Burkina Faso national team has maintained their chances of qualifying for the round of 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations, currently in course in Cameroon, after the 1-0 victory over Cape Verde (Cap Verde) today, Thursday, in the second match of group A in the group stage of the continental competition. Burkina Faso, whose successes in African Nations were represented by qualifying for the semifinals in 1998 and 2017, scored the first three points of their group career, occupying the second place in ranking, before the head-to-head clashes against Cape Verde, who is in third place, tied with him in the same balance, made up for his 1/2 defeat against Cameroon in the opening match of the competition last Sunday. The Burkinabe team owes a big thank you for achieving this victory to their player Hassan Bandi, who scored the only goal of the match in the 39th minute. Green in the last round of the same day against Cameroon, which is in head with 6 points and qualified for the playoffs from the round in course. Interestingly, the prime and the runners-up in each group will qualify for the round of 16 of the tournament, as well as the 4 best third-placed teams in the six rounds of the first round. (Dpa)

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