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Burkina Faso departs for AFCON

15 January 2015, 13:41

Malabo - Burkina Faso concluded their African Nations Cup preparations in Nelspruit with a 2-0 win over Botswana before heading to the tournament, SuperSport reports.

Jonathan Zongo and Aristide Bance both scored in the space of three minutes to put the Burkinabe two goals ahead on the half-hour mark at the Mbombela Stadium but the Zebras then held out stoutly to avoid the hiding that Swaziland received from “Les Etalons’ at the weekend.

In Burkina Faso’s first warm-up game they thrashed the Swazis 5-1 at the Mbombela Stadium on Saturday.

Also read: Burkina Faso enjoying Mpumalanga stay

Botswana fielded a side mainly made up of under-23 players with a few senior additions to strengthen it.

The west Africans had been preparing in Nelspruit for the last two weeks, using the city as a ‘lucky charm’ after they spent most of the last tournament camped there and played five of the six matches at Mbombela as they went on an unexpected run all the way to the 2013 final at Soccer City.

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