Madagascar 1 – 0 Burundi: Madagascar Get First Ever Afcon Win

Marco Ilaimaharitra’s thunderous free-kick gave Madagascar their first Africa Cup of Nations win by beating Burundi.

The former France youth international smashed his effort into the top corner after 76 minutes to maintain his side’s unbeaten record in the competition.

Carolus Andriamahitsinoro’s free-kick and thumping drive were kept out by Burundi keeper Jonathan Nahimana, as well as a header cleared off the line.

Burundi’s best chance of the game fell to Enock Sabumukama, but he was unable to get his effort on target.

Ex-Stoke City striker Saido Berahino barely had a sniff of goal for Burundi before being subbed after 61 minutes. His side are now bottom of Group B having lost both their games.

Madagascar will face Nigeria in their last group game while Burundi will face Guinea.

 

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