Hosts Equatorial Guinea held Burkina Faso to a goal-less draw Wednesday in the Africa Cup of Nations 2015 tournament, putting the 2013 runners-up in trouble going into their final game of the group qualifying round.
Les Étalons saw a surprise first-round loss to Group A rivals Gabon earlier, which means they must eke out a strong win against Congo on Sunday in order to stay in contention to advance to the knockout round.
Alain Traore came closest to putting Burkina on the score sheet, hitting the posts twice in the first half, with a curled free-kick at 19th minute, and volley that was tipped by Equatorial Guinea keeper Didier Ovono at the 39th minute.
In the other Group A match Wednesday, Congo defeated Gabon 1-0, on a goal from Prince Oniangue, collected off a corner kick in the 48th minute.
The win, which put Congo atop the Group A standings, was Congo’s first in AFCON competition in 41 years, according to the BBC.