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African Cup of Nations 2015: Burkina Faso hold Equatorial Guinea

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Equatorial Guinea vs Burkina Faso
Bakary Kone (R) of Burkina Faso in action against Enrique Boula Senobua (L) of Equatorial Guinea at the 2015 AFCON

Bata (Equatorial Guinea), Jan 22 (IANS) Hosts Equatorial Guinea had to settle for a goalless draw against Burkina Faso in their second Group A game in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon).

With the home fans coming in big numbers to cheer for their team at the Bata Stadium Wednesday, the hosts failed to break the Burkina Faso defence, reports Xinhua.

Emilio Nsue Lopez, who scored in their first game against Congo Republic, once again was a threat to the Burkina Faso defence along with the enterprising Enrique Boula Senobua.

The Burkina Faso team, finalist of the 2013 competition, lacked the finishing touch after creating numerous scoring opportunities.

Star player Jonathan Pitriopa wasted several chances and was replaced later by Niguimbe Prejuce Nakoulma.

After a 1-1 draw with Congo Republic in the opening game, the hosts have now collected two points, while Burkina Faso remain bottom of Group A with a single point and two goals conceded after they lost 0-2 to Gabon.