Roberto Lopes' Cape Verde fought back to secure a 1-1 draw with Cameroon in the Africa Cup of Nations and now must wait to see if they one of the four best third-placed sides to advance.

Captain Vincent Aboubakar scored his fifth goal of the tournament to put Cameroon in the lead in the 39th minute before half-time substitute Garry Rodrigues equalised in the 53rd minute.

Shamrock Rovers' Lopes was named man of the match for a commanding display in the heart of the Cape Verde defence.

The hosts still finished top of Group A, while Rodrigues' audacious back flick ensured Cape Verde finished with four points in third place in the standings.

They are likely to advance as one of four best third placed finishers.

Garry Rodrigues' goal should take Cape Verde through to the knock-out stage

Burkina Faso finished second, also with four points, after a 1-1 draw with Ethiopia in the other Group A match.

Cyrille Bayala's first half goal helped them to an uninspiring 1-1 draw with Ethiopia and second place in Group A at the Kouekong Stadium in Bafoussam.

Bayala netted midway through the opening period but his goal was cancelled out by an 82nd penalty by Ethiopia striker Getaneh Kebede that earned his side their only point of the tournament.

Ethiopia are eliminated but will be pleased with a much better defensive performance, while 2013 finalists Burkina Faso have a lot to improve if they are to go deep in the tournament.