Host country, Cameroon needed two first half penalties converted by Vincent Aboubakar to defeat Burkina Faso in the opening game of the ongoing African Cup of Nations.
The Burkinabes took the lead through Sangare in the 24th minute of the encounter.
In the second group fixture, Cape Verde edged 10-man Ethiopia 1-0.
Cameroon 2-1 Burkina Faso
Ethiopia 0-1 Cape Verde
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