While it would be fair to say neither side particularly lit up the group stages, tournament football is rarely the most expansive and you feel there’s more to come as we approach the business end of the festival of African football.
Indeed, both teams will feel confident they can overcome their opposition and make it into the quarter-finals.
The hipster choice of all the round of 16 ties, perhaps.
Here’s everything you need to know about the game.
Date, kick-off time and venue
The AFCON round of 16 meeting is scheduled for a 4pm GMT kick-off on Sunday January 23, 2022.
The Limbe Stadium in Limbe will host it.
Where to watch Burkina Faso vs Gabon
TV channel: The game will be broadcast on Sky Sports Mix.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the game through the Sky Go App.
Burkina Faso vs Gabon team news
Luckily for both sides, no fresh injury concerns have yet emerged.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has returned to Arsenal of course but recently revealed he was in good health.
Burkina Faso vs Gabon prediction
Gabon have done remarkably well given their injury concerns to star players but we’re expecting Burkina Faso to have too much in attack.
Burkina Faso to win 2-0.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Burkina Faso wins: 4
Gabon wins: 8