Zambia bow out; Nigeria progress

  • Last Updated: January 29 2013, 20:03 GMT

A review of Tuesday's action in the Africa Cup of Nations, including news of Zambia's exit and Nigeria's progression.

Nigeria celebrate their victory over Ethiopia
Nigeria celebrate their victory over Ethiopia

Defending champions Zambia dropped out of the Africa Cup of Nations with a whimper as they drew 0-0 with Burkina Faso in their final Group C game.

Needing to better Nigeria's result against Ethiopia - or hope to go through on the fair play rule if they matched it - Zambia were disappointing as they squandered the desperately few chances they created against opponents hamstrung by the early loss of the tournament's leading scorer Alain Traore through injury.

Therefore it was Nigeria who progressed alongside Burkina Faso after two late penalties from Victor Moses gave them a 2-0 victory over Ethiopia.

The Super Eagles were heading out of the competition because of their disciplinary record until Moses, who won both spot-kicks, netted the first in the 79th minute.

And he repeated the trick in the 90th minute, scoring past midfielder Addis Hintsa after goalkeeper Sisay Bancha had been sent off for conceding the penalty. Ethiopia had already used all their substitutes.

A goalless draw would have seen them eliminated on a fair play system, with Zambia set to profit.


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