Five facts ahead of Gabon v Burkina Faso
Five facts for the Africa Cup of Nations Group A match between Gabon and Burkina Faso in Libreville on Wednesday (1700 CET).
-- The countries also met in Group A at the 2015 Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea with Gabon winning 2-0 through goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Malick Evouna.
-- It ultimately proved a hollow victory for the Gabonese as they came third and the Burkinabe last in a section from which Congo Brazzaville and Equatorial Guinea qualified for the quarter-finals.
-- Borussia Dortmund striker Aubameyang went on to be crowned the African Footballer of the Year in 2016, an honour no Burkina Faso footballer has achieved.
-- There was an individual award for a Burkinabe star, however, at the 2013 Cup of Nations with winger Jonathan Pitroipa voted the outstanding player in South Africa.
-- Burkina Faso finished runners-up in that edition -- the closest they have come to winning the biennial tournament -- while the farthest Gabon progressed is the quarter-finals in 1996 and 2012.