Cameroon vs Burkina Faso – Africa Cup of Nations: Live score, team news and updates

Cameroon vs Burkina Faso LIVE: Hosts put Covid and security concerns aside to kickstart the Africa Cup of Nations as the tournament returns to the country for the first time in 50 YEARS

Amid all the concerns off the pitch, the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations gets underway on Sunday afternoon with the opening Group A match between Cameroon and Burkina Faso. 

Cameroon, hosting the tournament for the first time in 50 years, has seen the build-up overshadowed by conflict in the country’s Anglophone regions, as well as an escalating Covid crisis, which, at one time, placed the event in doubt.

But Cameroon will head to Yaounde’s Olembe Stadium to get this latest competition underway as they take on Burkina Faso.

Follow Sportsmail’s JEORGE BIRD for live Africa Cup of Nations updates of Cameroon vs Burkina Faso, including build-up, team news and updates.