CHAN 2021: Burkina Faso Beat Zimbabwe to Revive Hopes

Burkina Faso beat Zimbabwe 3-1 to revive their hopes of reaching the quarter finals of the African Nations Championship in Cameroon on Wednesday, January 20th, 2021.

The Stallions recovered from their opening day defeat to win the Group A match in Yaounde and put life into their chances of advancing from the group.

The result means Zimbabwe are out of the competition with no points after two matches and their final group match will be a mere formality.

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

Zimbabwe 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.

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

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

Burkina Faso are now in third place with three points while Cameroon and Mali who played out to a 1-1 draw earlier in the day are tied on four points apiece.

Burkina Faso will play host play their last group game on Sunday at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaounde while will be played simultaneously with the group’s other game.

Mali will travel to Douala for their clash with Zimbabwe at the iconic Japoma Stadium in the group’s other match of the day.