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African Cup of Nations of Sunday, 29 January 2017


AFCON 2017: Senegal knocked out; Cameroon, Burkina Faso through to semi-final

Favourites Senegal were knocked out from the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations after star player Sadio Mané missed his penalty.

The Teranga Lions could not score against Cameroon in full regulation time as well as after extra time, throwing the second quarter-final match of Gabon 2017 into penalty shootouts.

Unfortunately, it was the continent’s current third best player, Mané, who missed his kick. Cameroon won the shootouts 5-4.

The result sends the Indomitable Lions to the semi-final and will face the winner of the DR Congo-Ghana quarter-final clash.

Earlier on Saturday, Burkina Faso secured a spot in the semi-finals, the second in four years for the Stallions.

Two goals in the last 10 minutes of the game against Tunisia ensured that the West Africans stayed to play two more matches in the tournament.

Aristde Bancé and Préjuce Nakoulma were the goalscorers for the Burkinabes.