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Cameroon v Burkina Faso live stream: How to watch the Africa Cup of Nations online

By Emile Avanessian

Published: 18:15, 8 January 2022

After two postponements, the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations is finally upon us!

This Sunday evening at 4pm (UK time) the Olembe Stadium will see hosts Cameroon, in pursuit of a sixth-ever AFCON, take on the third-place finishers from 2017, Burkina Faso.

How to live stream Cameroon vs Burkina Faso online:

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Where to watch Cameroon vs Burkina on TV:

  • UK: Sky Sports Main Event
  • US: beIN Sports Connect

Cameroon team news

On Sunday afternoon, Cameroon kick off their quest to become the first country to capture the Africa Cup of Nations on home soil in 16 years. Five-time Afcon winners, including the 2017 tournament in Gabon, Cameroon raise the curtain on the 2021 Afcon against Burkina Faso, the side that finished third in that 2017 tournament.

Cameroon have won their last four games, keeping a clean sheet in the last three, and are unbeaten in their last 17 contests at home. Burkina Faso offer a stiff test that will endanger that run of clean sheets, but it’s tough not to like the hosts’ prospects.

The Indomitable Lions have called up all of their top stars in pursuit victory, including Bayern Munich’s Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Lyon’s Karl Toko Ekambi and Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana, who’s back from a nine-month drugs ban (his explanation of how the banned substance entered his system suggests the punishment did not fit the crime, however).

One telling indication of Cameroon’s quality is that, even with Choupo-Moting on hand, Vincent Aboubakar, who plies his trade at club level at Al-Nassr in Saudi Arabia, is expected to get the starting nod up front alongside Ekambi and Moumi Ngamaleu.

Cameroon predicted XI: Epassy, Casteletto, Fai, Onguene, Bitolo, Ngamaleu, Anguissa, Kunde, Noupa, Aboubakar, Ekambi.

Burkina Faso team news

Burkina Faso, meanwhile, are unbeaten in their last nine in all competitions, though three of the last five have been draws, including a stalemate against Mauritania last time out.

Like Cameroon, Burkina Faso entered the tournament with a largely clean injury report, missing only Lassina Traore. However, on the eve of the tournament opener it was revealed that they have “four or five” COVID cases.

“We have four or five Covid cases, mainly first team players, we’re not going to name names,” assistant manager Firmin Sanou said, filling in for Kamou Malo who has also tested positive.

“It calls everything into question, but we have confidence in the players who will replace them.

“Yesterday morning (Friday) a medical team showed up at our hotel for tests, when we tried to understand who had sent them, the CAF (African Football Confederation) clearly told us that they hadn’t sent them so we refused to do the tests.

“Another team arrived at 10 p.m., apparently the CAF team, we carried out the tests which informed us of four to five cases of COVID.

“I say four or five because they say that our first player tested did not carry out the test.”

Captain Bertrand Traore added: “It’s a scandal, we cannot be deprived of first team players 24 hours before the match.”

Burkina Faso predicted XI: Koffi, Yago, Dayo, Toure, Kabore, Guira, Traore, Sanogo, Bayala, Traore, Konaté

Scoreline prediction: Cameroon 2-1 Burkina Faso.

These sides have met in each of the past three Afcon tournaments, with each contest ending in a draw (1-1 twice, and, most recently, 0-0 in January 2021). The last time a competitive game between these nations had a clear winner was in June 2015, when Cameroon beat Burkina Faso, 3-2.

Cameroon’s home-field advantage, combined with an edge in overall talent and Burkina Faso’s recent struggles to keep clean sheets against quality opposition point to a victory (though perhaps not the easiest of victories) in the tournament opener for the hosts.


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