Burundi Stop Aubameyang’s Gabon, Qualify For First Ever AFCON Finals

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Burundi will make their first ever Africa Cup of Nations appearance in Egypt this summer following a 1-1 home draw against Gabon at the Prince Louis Rwagasore Stadium, Bujumbura on Saturday, Completesports reports.

The hosts who needed just a draw to book a ticket to Egypt 2019 opened scoring through Cedric Amissi 14 minutes from time.

Gabon, who paraded Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for the entire duration of the game got a late lifeline when Omar Ngando scored an own goal but they were unable to find the winner.

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Saido Berahino, who once represented England a the youth level before switching allegiance to Burundi played a key role for the Swallows in the game.

Burundi finished in second position in Group C behind the Eagles of Mali with 10 points from six games.

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Gabon ended the qualifiers in third position with eight points from six games.

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Burundi join Madagascar as the other country that will make their first AFCON appearance at Egypt 2019.


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