African Cup of Nations: Zambia, Burkina Faso create history on mixed night

Zambia was unable to produce the quality required to break its opponent down, with Collins Mbesuma wasting the only two genuine chances of the game. With both matches heading into the final 10 minutes locked at 0-0, it looked as though qualification between Zambia and Nigeria might be decided by the two teams' disciplinary record. In that case Nigeria would have been the casualty, but Moses hauled the Super Eagles into the next round with goals in the 80th and 90th minutes.

updated: January 30, 2013 11:29 IST
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Nelspruit, South Africa: History was made at the African Cup of Nations on Tuesday as Zambia became the first defending champion to crash out of the group stage in 21 years, while Burkina Faso reached the second round for the first time on foreign soil.

In the other Group C match, Nigeria set up a tantalizing quarterfinal clash against tournament favorite Ivory Coast with a 2-0 win over Ethiopia, which ended a chaotic campaign by having its second goalkeeper sent off in three games.

Burkina Faso needed only a draw to advance, and qualified top of the group after holding Zambia to 0-0 in a match that was short on both quality and entertainment.

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