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Burkina Faso come from behind to win

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OUAGADOUGOU, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Burkina Faso came from a goal down to keep up their unbeaten record in the African Nations Cup qualifiers with a 2-1 home win over the Central African Republic on Sunday.

Although they dominated the match against their tired opponents, who only arrived on the morning of the match after a long trip, the Burkinabe were a goal down at the interval.

Bertede Dehande's header after 38 minutes came against the run of play and after Burkina Faso's Belgian-based striker Moumouni Dagano had twice hit the woodwork.

But the home side fought back after making three substitutions with Amadou Toure equalising with a 25 metre free kick on the hour mark.

Fifteen minutes later Dieudonne Minoungou scored the winner.

"Our strikers were not as sharp as usual today," said captain Brahima Korgeobo.

Burkina Faso now have four points from their first two matches, trailing Congo only on goal difference at the top of the group four standings.

The Burkinabe are bidding to qualify for their fifth successive Nations Cup finals appearance.

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