Burkina Faso 1-1 Ethiopia: The Stallions hold firm to reach the last 16 at AFCON

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Burkina Faso 1-1 Ethiopia: The Stallions hold firm to reach the last 16 at AFCON after Getaneh Kebede scored from the spot for east Africans to cancel out delicate lob from Cyrille Bayala


Burkina Faso secured a place in the knockout stage at the Africa Cup of Nations after Cyrille Bayala’s first-half goal helped them to an uninspiring 1-1 draw with Ethiopia and second place in Group A at the Kouekong Stadium in Bafoussam on Monday.

Bayala netted midway through the opening period but his goal was cancelled out by an 82nd penalty by Ethiopia striker Getaneh Kebede that earned his side their only point of the tournament.

Cyrille Bayala lobbed keeper Teklemariam Shanko in the 25th minute to put the Stallions ahead

Cyrille Bayala lobbed keeper Teklemariam Shanko in the 25th minute to put the Stallions ahead

Hosts Cameroon are top with seven points followed on four by Burkina Faso, who edged Cape Verde Islands into third spot on the head-to-head rule. The latter now face an anxious wait to see if they one of the four best third-placed sides to advance.

Ethiopia are eliminated but will be pleased with a much better defensive performance, while 2013 finalists Burkina Faso have a lot to improve if they are to go deep in the tournament.

Ethiopia midfielder Surafel Dagnachew (L) challenges Burkina Faso's midfielder Adama Guir

Ethiopia midfielder Surafel Dagnachew (L) challenges Burkina Faso’s midfielder Adama Guir

Ethiopia defender Ramadan Yusef (L) heads the ball the ball clear during Monday's match

Ethiopia defender Ramadan Yusef (L) heads the ball the ball clear during Monday’s match

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