Big win for Burkina Faso

  • Last Updated: January 25 2013, 20:22 GMT

A review of Friday's action in the Africa Cup of Nations, including a victory for Burkina Faso over Ethiopia.

  • Djakaridja Kone celebrates for Burkina Faso
  • Kennedy Mweene scored a penalty for Zambia 

Alain Traore scored twice as Burkina Faso overcame the dismissal of goalkeeper Abdoulaye Soulama to see off Ethiopia 4-0 in Group C of the Africa Cup of Nations.

The Lorient striker had already put the Stallions in front when Soulama was shown a straight red card for a deliberate handball.

However, they quickly recovered from the blow with Traore, Djakaridja Kone and Jonathan Pitroipa adding further goals to lift Burkina Faso to the top of the group standings.

Earlier in Group C, goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene spared holders Zambia's blushes as his late penalty enabled them to come away from their clash against Nigeria with a 1-1 draw.

All four sides in the group had a point after the two opening games were both drawn but until five minutes from time Zambian progress appeared under threat, with the Super Eagles taking a 57th-minute lead through Emmanuel Emenike.

However, a highly contentious penalty, which surprised even Zambia, saw Mweene casually dink home an equaliser, with qualification from the group stage all down to the final matches on Tuesday.


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