It was a fantastic AFCON launch yesterday on 9 January, 2022 as the two Western giant teams fought tooth and nails.
The match began with high note as the Burkina Faso Warriors were too gh and never chances for the Cameroonians stars to see the goal post.
In first 24 minutes, Burkina Faso scored and later the hosts were lucky to secure two penalties and one goal that was denied as Vincent Abubakar the captain of the side was caught offside after Video Assistant Referee intervened. The match ended 2:1 in favor of the hosts.
In attendance to the launching were the madam first lady of Cameroon, Football President for hosting land Samuel Etô and also his Zambian old friend Christopher Kitongo and other various delegates.
The city of Yaoundè was full of celebrations by motorists, and people from all walks of life. It was a good start for the hosting nation to win their first match.
This year’s competition most African countries have described it that it will not be enjoyed as expected despite the increase in the winners money prize due to COVID-19 pandemic effects. Many players are being tested positive before the match begins which is affecting many in preparations for the games.
CAF three days ago, just passed some rules that teams will be playing their matches when there will be even just 13 players and the match will be proceeding even though out of 11 players present there is no goalkeeper.