The AFCON 2021 event kicked off on Sunday, ninth January 2022 with pleasure notably amongst lovers of the sport of soccer.
Naija Information recollects the event holding in Cameroon ought to have been held final yr however was postponed as a result of COVID-19 outbreak.
Under are the most recent happenings from the event.
Vincent Aboubakar’s brace set the tone for hosts Cameroon, who got here from behind to defeat Burkina Faso 2-1 within the opening sport of the 2021 AFCON on Sunday.
Burkina Faso took an surprising lead by means of Gustavo Sangare’s volleyed objective halfway by means of the primary half.
Nevertheless, Aboubakar transformed two first-half penalties to offer Cameroon their second AFCON victory over Burkina Faso.
Sangare scored the event’s opening objective on 24 minutes, simply seconds after Bertrand Traore’s header was cleared off the road.
The ball was labored again into the field, Andre Onana got here shut however got here up quick, and Sangare volleyed in on the again put up with aplomb.
Cape Verde started their Africa Cup of Nations marketing campaign with a 1-0 victory over Ethiopia on Sunday with Julio Tavares scoring the game-winning objective.
Cape Verde took the lead within the first half of the sport in Yaounde after Ethiopia’s defender Yared Bayeh was despatched off after simply 12 minutes.
Ethiopia confronted an uphill battle after Bayeh’s yellow card was upgraded to a crimson following a VAR assessment of his sort out on Tavares because the Cape Verdean ran by means of on objective.
Teklemariam Shanko made an impressive save to claw the ball away from hazard after Ethiopian defender Mignot Debebe diverted a cross in the direction of his personal objective.
That shall be all for now. Extra updates shall be made out there because the event progresses.