AFCON 2017: Gabon draw with Burkina Faso
19 January 2017 | 6:59 am
Africa Cup of Nations hosts Gabon are again held to a 1-1 draw by Burkina Faso in Libreville. Qualification for the quarter-finals will now be decided in the last round of group games on Sunday.
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