Ivory Coast ends with perfect record, Senegal wins

AP, Sunday 9 Oct 2011

Ivory Coast finished with six wins from six games in African Cup of Nations qualifying as brothers Kolo and Yaya Toure scored in a 2-1 win at home over Burundi on Sunday.

Kolo and Yaya Toure
Kolo and Yaya Toure


Ivory Coast had already qualified for Africa’s showcase competition next year and finished 12 points clear at the top of Group H. Rwanda sealed second place with a 1-0 win in Benin to jump above Burundi on the final day of matches.

Senegal finished unbeaten with a 2-0 victory at winless Mauritius in Group E. The Senegalese had also already secured a place for the finals in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.

Kolo Toure put Ivory Coast ahead in the 77th minute, before Dugary Nolabashinze equalized for Burundi.

Yaya Toure stole a late winner to keep the Elephants’ 100 percent record.

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