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AFCON 2021: Cameroon wins third place play-off

The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon pulled a remarkable comeback in the Africa Cup of Nations to save themselves from what would have been an embarrassing end to their campaign, coming from three goals down to draw level and winning 5-3 on penalties against Burkina Faso in the third-place play-off on Saturday.

Ambroise Oyongo scored the decisive penalty in Yaounde as the Indomitable Lions atoned for missing three kicks when losing a semi-final shootout against Egypt 48 hours ago.

Goals by Steeve Yago and Djibril Ouattara on either side of an Andre Onana own goal gave the Burkinabe a 3-0 lead with 20 minutes remaining.

Stephane Bahoken reduced arrears and then substitute Vincent Aboubakar netted on 85 and 87 minutes to force a shootout.

The Cup of Nations final between Senegal and Egypt, with Liverpool stars Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah on opposite sides, will be staged on Sunday in Yaounde (1900 GMT).

Writing by Daniel Adejo.

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