Burkina Faso beats Ethiopia 4-0 in African Cup

Updated: January 25, 2013, 6:01 PM ET
Associated Press

NELSPRUIT, South Africa -- Alain Traore scored two goals to help 10-man Burkina Faso take control of Group C with a 4-0 victory over Ethiopia in the African Cup of Nations.

Goalkeeper Abdoulaye Soulama was sent off with Burkina Faso (1-1-0) leading 1-0 with half an hour remaining for handling the ball outside the area. Ethiopia (0-1-1) was unable to capitalize, and Djakaridja Kone and Jonathan Pitroipa rounded off the scoring for Burkina Faso to put it top of its group with four points.

In the other Group C match, goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene led Zambia (0-0-2) to a 1-1 draw with Nigeria, scoring on a penalty kick in the 85th minute. Emmanuel Emenike scored for Nigeria (0-0-2) in the 57th minute.

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