- Cameroon won an AFCON bronze medal for the first time in 50 years in an enthralling third place game against Burkina Faso
- The Indomitable Lions came from 3-0 down to level at 3-3 against Burkina Faso before going on to win 5-3 on penalty shootout
- Vincent Aboubakar scored his 7th goal of the competition after nodded in a corner to make it 3-2 on 85 minutes
Cameroon sealed a memorable victory against hard fighting Burkina Faso to win their first African Cup of Nations Bronze medal in fifty years.
The Indomitable Lions were stunned by the Burkinabe’s had gone 3-0 up against Cameroon thanks to goals from Steeve Yago, Djibril Ouattara and an Andre Onana’s own goal.
But Cameroon would come crawling back into the encounter as Stephane Bahoken pulled a goal back on 71 minutes.
Top scorer, Vincent Aboubakar who was subbed into the game in the second half would get on the scoresheet later to reduce the deficit for Cameroon with just five minutes to the end of normal time.
The Cameroon captain became the hero on the night as just two minutes later, he grabbed a vital equalizer for the Indomitable Lions to peg the game at 3-3 for his eight goal of the tournament.
Cameroon would then seal victory via penalties as the hosts converted all five spot kicks with Burkina Faso’s Ibrahim Toure missing for the Central African nation.
Victory for Cameroon means the Indomitable Lions have now claimed a first AFCON bronze for the first time since 1972 when they hosted the tournament.
The AFCON will come to a climax on Sunday January 6 when the Pharaohs of Egypt tackle the Teranga Lions of Senegal in the final for the trophy.
Jurgen Klopp Reacts To Salah And Mane's AFCON Final Showdown
Earlier, Sports Brief reported Jurgen Klopp has celebrated Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane for leading their countries to the final of the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
Sadio Mane was the star for Senegal as the Teranga Lions comfortably went pass Burkina Faso on Wednesday night, but it took a hard route for Salah and Egypt as they had to settle for a place in the final after defeating Cameroon on penalties.
Ahead of Liverpool's FA Cup fourth round tie against Cardiff on Sunday, Jurgen Klopp spoke about his marquee players and their accomplishment at AFCON.