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Burkina Faso vs Gabon – AFCON round of 16: Live score, team news and updates

Burkina Faso vs Gabon LIVE: Central African sides meet as they attempt to reach the AFCON quarter-finals in the first round of 16 tie in Limbe

The knockout stages of the Africa Cup of Nations get underway on Saturday as Burkina Faso face fellow Central African side Gabon in Limbe.

Kamou Malo’s Burkina Faso had a mixed group stage, losing to hosts Cameroon before beating Cape Verde and drawing with Ethiopia to send them through.

Gabon, meanwhile, went unbeaten through the group stages despite the absence of key midfielder Mario Lemina and their captain, Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang through injury.

Follow Sportsmail‘s MAX MATHEWS for live AFCON coverage of Burkina Faso vs Gabon, including build-up, team news and updates.