Burkina Faso got their first points of this year’s Africa Cup of Nations as Hassane Bande’s winner gave them a 1-0 victory over the Cape Verde Islands on Thursday.
Bande chested home the ball from Issa Kabore’s cross six minutes before half-time to give Burkina Faso the win.
Bande was brought into the line-up to replace Aston Villa winger Bertrand Traore, who tested positive for Covid-19 on the eve of the match.
It is a first Group A victory for Burkina Faso, who lost their opening game to hosts Cameroon on Sunday.
The Stallions moved level with their opponents on three points in the table, three behind Cameroon, who became the first team to qualify for the last 16 after they thrashed Ethiopia 4-1 in the earlier Group A game at the Olembe Stadium.
Cameroon take on Cape Verde on Monday, live on Sky Sports Football at the Olembe Stadium; kick-off 4pm.
Monday 17th January 3:55pm
Ethiopia face Burkina Faso on Sky Sports Premier League at the same time at the Kouekong Stadium.