MATCH CENTRE

SAT 15 NOVEMBER 2014, 16:00, BLOEMFONTEIN

0
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Burkina Faso edge Lesotho in Group C

by Staff Reporter

Sat November 15, 19:04

Burkina Faso moved closer to ensuring they qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations as they defeated Lesotho 1-0 on Saturday afternoon.

A first half goal, as early as the third minute by Jonathan Pitriopa, gave the Burkinabe the points again over Likuena and added to their frustrations.

The win elevated the visitors to the pole position on the log with 10 points with just one game to wrap up their qualifying campaign.

Pitriopa’s strike made sure they leave the mountainous kingdom with their dream of making it to the 2015 finals alive.

The Burkinabe are the Group C leaders and pushed Gabon to the second spot for now, as they’re playing this afternoon against Angola in Luanda. However, the Stallions would hope that Gabon lose so they go the final match leading the standings.

For the hosts Lesotho, the loss means they’re relegated to the bottom of the group and their dreams of qualifying for their first ever AFCON are shattered. The Likuena have failed to win any of their five games so far.

Burkina Faso was runners-up in the previous tournament as they lost to Nigeria in South Africa and they’re close to booking their ticket to the continent’s major tournament. They finish their campaign against Angola at home on Wednesday evening.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
GROUP STAGE BLOEMFONTEIN
LESOTHO GOALS BURKINA FASO GOALS
Jonathan Pitroipa (3')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
LESOTHO STARTING LINEUP BURKINA FASO STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
5
Defender
0
Midfielder
17
Defender
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
11
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
9
Forward/Striker
3'
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
0
SUBSTITUTIONS
CARDS
KEY
Goal
Penalty Missed
Yellow Card
Substitute IN
Own Goal
Penalty Shootout Goal
Yellow / Red Card
Substitute OUT
Penalty
Penalty Shootout Miss
Red Card
Injury
GALLERY
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