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Ethiopia and Burkina Faso tie more fancied rivals
January 22nd, 2013 12:05AM

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[AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS] Two more games, two more draws at the Africa Cup of Nations. Monday's results could both be considered a surprise. Shorthanded Ethiopia (featuring former U.S. U-17 Fuad Ibrahim) tied defending champion Zambia, 1-1, while Alain Traore scored late in stoppage time to give Burkina Faso a 1-1 tie with powerhouse Nigeria.

Ethiopia's Walya Antelopes, who have not played in the Africa Cup of Nations in 30 years, should have beaten Zambia but Saladin Said had his penalty kick saved by Kennedy Mweene, and keeper Jemal Tassew was sent off for a nasty clash with Chisamba Lungu.

Zambia went ahead on a goal by Collins Mbesuma shortly before halftime, but Adane Girma tied the score 19 minutes into the second to the delight of the thousands of Ethiopian fans in Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit.

Ibrahim, who plays in the NASL for the Minnesota Stars, came on shortly before the end of the game for Ethiopia.

Burkina Faso is now winless in 18 straight games in the Africa Cup of Nations but treated the tie like a win after Traore canceled out Emmanuel Emenike's first-half goal.

The tie was the fifth in six games at the Africa Cup of Nations. Only the Mali-Niger game produced a winner.



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