Burkina Faso revive AFCON hopes after win over Cape Verde

Burkina Faso defeated Cape Verde 1-0 on Thursday to revive their hopes of reaching the Round of 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations.

Ahram Online , Thursday 13 Jan 2022,
Burkina Faso s Hassane Bande, left, celebrates teammates after scoring a goal during the African Cup
Burkina Faso s Hassane Bande, left, celebrates teammates after scoring a goal during the African Cup of Nations 2022 group A soccer match between Cape Verde and Burkina Faso at the Ahmadou Ahidjo stadium in Yaounde, Cameroon, Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022. AP

Hassan Bande scored the only goal of the game in the 39th minute of the game. 

Issa Kabore crossed from the right flank to Bande who made no mistakes in front of an empty net.

Burkina Faso have moved to second of Group A with three points after losing their opening game against Cameroon, who are three points clear at the top.

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Group A W D L P
Cameroon
2 1 0 7
Burkina Faso
1 1 1 4
Cape Verde
1 1 1 4
Ethiopia
0 1 2 1
Group B W D L P
Senegal
1 2 0 5
Guinea
1 1 1 4
Malawi
1 1 1 4
Zimbabwe
1 0 2 3
Group C W D L P
Morocco
2 1 0 7
Gabon
1 2 0 5
Comoros
1 0 2 3
Ghana
0 1 2 1
Group D W D L P
Nigeria
3 0 0 9
Egypt
2 0 1 6
Sudan
0 1 2 1
Guinea Bissau
0 1 2 1
Group E W D L P
Cote d Ivoire
2 1 0 7
Equatorial Guinea
2 0 1 6
Sierra Leone
0 2 1 2
Algeria
0 1 2 1
Group F W D L P
Mali
2 1 0 7
Gambia
2 1 0 7
Tunisia
1 0 2 3
Mauritania
0 0 3 0