African Cup of Nations: Guinea-Bissau pulls off stunning draw and more

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The score lines weren’t earth shattering as the African Cup of Nations began on Saturday, but there was plenty of excitement to go around.

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Guinea-Bissau kicked off Group A play in the competition with a shocking 1-1 draw against hosts Gabon. Defender Juary Soares scored a late equalizer for Guinea to pick up a point to open the tournament after Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put Gabon out in front early in the second half.

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In the day’s other fixture, Cameroon and Burkina Faso also finished level at 1-1 after Issoufou Dayo rescued a point for the latter with 15 minutes remaining from time.

Cameroon took the lead beyond the half hour mark when Benjamin Moukandjo fired the Indomitable Lions ahead. Chelsea attacker Bertrand Traore featured for Burkina Faso over the first hour before being substituted off, while Montreal Impact defender Ambroise Oyongo played 90 minutes for Cameroon.

Group A will resume action on Wednesday when Gabon takes on Burkina Faso and Guinea-Bissau faces off with Cameroon.