Burkina Faso knock out Zimbabwe,revive hopes of last eight

Written By: Bernard Okumu

Burkina Faso Issiaka Oedrago celebrates after scoring the third goal against Zimbabwe in CHAN group A match.Burkina Faso won 3-1 PICTURE:CAFONLINE


Burkina Faso revived their hopes of reaching the quarter finals of the African Nations Championship in Cameroon by  beating Zimbabwe 3-1 in a group A match played at the Ahmadou Ahidjo stadium,in Yaounde,Cameroon.

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Issouf Sosso put Burkina Faso into  the lead after 14 minutes with a low shot that beat Zimbabwe’s goalkeeper Simbarashe Chinani.

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Isofou Soso scored Burkina Faso’s first goal.


But the Warriors roared back into the game in the 23rd minute making it 1-1 with a well-worked goal by Partson Jaure after several passes in the box.


Patson Jaure scored Zimbabwe’s consolation goal.


Claver Tiendrebeogo made it 2-1 for Burkina Faso after 53 minutes following a defensive howler by the Warriors.

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substitute Issiaka Quedraogo got his name on the score sheet to brighten their chances of reaching the last eight.

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Burkina Faso are now in third place with three points Burkina Faso play host Cameroon in  their last group game on Sunday at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaounde.

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The defeat knocked Zimbabwe out of the championship.



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