BATA, Equatorial Guinea -- Three quick thoughts from Wednesday's 0-0 draw between Equatorial Guinea and Burkina Faso in Group A of the 2015 African Nations Cup.
1. Something isn't right with Burkina Faso
The first two games of Burkina Faso's African Nations Cup was neatly summed up by a passage of play six minutes before half-time.
Alain Traore had already hit the post with an 18th-minute free-kick when, located on the left corner of the penalty area by a cross from the right, he attempted...
Burkina Faso were left clinging to their African Nations Cup future after a frustrating goalless draw with hosts Equatorial Guinea.
Knowing defeat would see them eliminated, the 2013 runners-up pressed forward throughout and hit the woodwork twice in the first half through Alain Traore.
But their end product was increasingly lacking as the match went on and they will need other results to go their way if they are to qualify.
Burkina Faso threatened first when Alain Traore's free-kick curled around...
Goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Malick Evouna gave Gabon a 2-0 victory over Burkina Faso in their opening game in the African Nations Cup in Bata on Saturday night.
Aubameyang -- who had also scored both goals in a 2-0 win over the same opponents in the qualifying campaign -- took just 19 minutes to get on the scoresheet again with a right-foot shot from the centre of the box.
And when Evouna headed home a Frederic Bulot cross in the 72nd minute, Gabon ensured they would get their Group...