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osts Cameroon produced an incredible comeback from three goals down before beating Burkina Faso on penalties in the third-place play-off at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Only 48 hours after their crushing defeat on penalties against Egypt in their semi-final, this time Cameroon came through a shootout to secure the bronze medal.
The game look finished after Steeve Yago, an own goal from Cameroon goalkeeper Andre Onana and Dango Ouattara put Burkina Faso into a commanding 3-0 lead.
But Stephane Bahoken pulled one back late and then half-time substitute Vincent Aboubakar scored twice in three minutes late on to force penalties.
In scoring twice, Aboubakar secured the golden boot.
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Blati Toure missed the decisive penalty in the shootout when his penalty was saved by Onana.
Oyongo Bitolo then scored the winning penalty for Cameroon to ensure the host nation ended the tournament on a high.
It was tough on Burkina Faso but they can reflect on a good tournament.
That’s it for this evening.
Join us tomorrow for our coverage of the AFCON Final when Senegal face Egypt.
Ngamaleu holds up he shirt of Cameroon goalkeeper Onana, who went from zero to hero tonight.
1. Vincent Aboubakar (Cameroon) 8 goals
2. Karl Toko Ekambi (Cameroon) 5
3. Sadio Mane (Senegal) 3
= Gabadinho Mhango (Malawi) 3
= Ibrahima Kone (Mali) 3
= Sofiane Boufal (Morocco) 3
By scoring twice tonight, Aboubacar now has eight goals for the tournament and has sealed the golden boot.
The winning moment…
An epic comeback
What an incredible comeback from Cameroon.
From three goals down the hosts win the shootout to secure third place at the Africa Cup of Nations.
SCORES! Burkina Faso 3-5 Cameroon
Oyongo Bitolo wins it for the hosts!
SCORES! Burkina Faso 3-4 Cameroon
Yago gives Onana no chance.

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