By Boris Esono Nwenfor
Sports Writer, kick442.com-Cameroon
It was a dream debut for Burkina Faso’s Gustavo Fabrice Sangaré as he featured for his first Africa Cup of Nations with a goal against host Cameroon. He scored at the 24mins to keep the Stallions hopes of picking up a victory against the host in a replica of the 2019 AFCON.
The memorable performance also saw the 25-year-old who plays for French Ligue 2 side Quevilly-Rouen player create four-goal scoring opportunities for his side, the most of any player in the game.
And if he can score against Cape Verde today (8 pm local time at the Olembe Stadium), he will become the first player to score in consecutive matches in the AFCON since fellow countryman Alain Sibiri Traoré did that back in 2013.
Sangaré only received his first call up to the national team back in May 2021. He debuted with Burkina Faso in a 1-0 friendly loss to Morocco on June 12, 2021, and in the game against Cameroon, Sangaré was making just his second senior appearance.
This will be the first meeting between the Blue Sharks and the Stallions at the Africa Cup of Nations and a positive result is what either team will be hoping for – for Cape Verde qualification into the knockout stage while Burkina Faso looks to stay in the competition.
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