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Aubameyang’s miss was crucial in Gabon’s exit AFP/Getty Images

Agency Report

Gabon have crashed out of  the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) at the group stage after playing out a 0-0 draw with Cameroon, who progressed to the quarter-finals.

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At the end of Group A round of matches, Burkina Faso (+2) and Cameroon (+1) with five points each finished as group winners and runners-up respectively.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missed a great chance for Gabon early on when he bundled the ball wide from two yards.

His team-mate Denis Bouanga brought saves from Fabrice Ondoa as Gabon poured forward in the early stages.

Bouanga was denied a last-gasp winner that would have put Gabon through, when his shot crashed back off the post.

The rebound sat up perfectly for Didier N’Dong but his shot was pushed over the bar brilliantly by Cameroon goalkeeper Ondoa as he was picking himself up the floor.

Gabon went into the game knowing they had to win to guarantee their qualification from Group A but they go out of the competition after three draws.

Burkina Faso advance

Burkina Faso are the other quarter-finalists from the group after they beat debutants Guinea-Bissau 2-0. That was a result which put them top of the table above Cameroon on goal difference.