Angola pip Burkina Faso to African Nations Cup place

Ahram Online , Friday 22 Mar 2019

Angola qualified for the African Nations Cup at the expense of Burkina Faso after beating Botswana 1-0 on Friday.

Wilson Eduardo netted on his debut midway through the first half after switching allegiance from Portugal to Angola to give his side a precious win that lifted them to the Egypt finals.

Burkina Faso needed to defeat already-qualified Mauritania and hope Botswana hold Angola to a draw.

They managed to fulfill the first of their targets, beating Mauritania 1-0 thanks to a goal from Bertrand Traore after 19 minutes. However, Botswana could not score an equaliser against Angola.

Angola finished on top of the group with 12 points, on level with second-placed Mauritania. Burkina Faso, who have failed to qualify for the Nations Cup for the first time since 2008, finished third on 10 points.  

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