Twitter was left stunned as the Stallions of Burkina Faso blew a three-goal lead against a Vincent Aboubakar-inspired Cameroon in the third-place match to lose 5-3 on penalties.
The Stallions raced to 2-0 lead in the first half and added a third goal in the 49th minute. But 71st minute strike from Bahoken and a Aboubakar brace drew the Indomitable Lions level.
Following a 90-min draw, both sides went straight to penalties, whith Cameroon emerging victorious.
In the aftermath of the final whistle, Twitter users expressed shock at how The Stallions capitualted in the second half.
Here are some reactions from Twitter
@dendeweg Burkina Faso vs Cameroon was exciting. Commentary should stop hating on the game about rank 3rd
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@AHT_YssY It’s only fair that the host win the 3rd place playoff, but Burkina Faso pulled a howler in this game. Bottling a 3 nil lead with less than 20 minutes remaining on the clock. Good 70 minutes, but awful last 20 minutes. Congrats to the hosts, Cameroon #AFCON2021
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@stanwaycalvin Burkina Faso the greatest bottlers in Africa
@Araabmooney What happened to Burkina Faso ??? Lol! I stopped watching at 3-0, got back to watch the latter stages and it’s 3-3. Only to lose the shootout.