Jonathan Pitroipa http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25260/all en FACTBOX-Soccer-African Nations Cup finalists Burkina Faso http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/factbox-soccer-african-nations-cup-finalists-burkina-faso <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 11 (Reuters) - Factbox on African Nations Cup finalists Burkina Faso ahead of this year's tournament in South Africa from Jan. 19 to Feb. 10:</p> <p>Previous appearances in African Nations Cup finals: 8</p> <p>Best performance: Semi-finalists in 1998</p> <p>FIFA world ranking Dec 2012: 89</p> <p>Coach:</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/factbox-soccer-african-nations-cup-finalists-burkina-faso" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in France Jonathan Pitroipa Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 03:15:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732965 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Doubtful Pitroipa crosses continents just in case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/soccer-doubtful-pitroipa-crosses-continents-just-case <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 14 (Reuters) - Injured Burkina Faso winger Jonathan Pitroipa is risking a wasted journey of mind-boggling proportions by leaving their African Nations Cup training camp to try to be fit for Stade Rennes' French League Cup semi-final.</p> <p>The 26-year-old has been given permission by Burkina Faso to make a quick trip from Africa to Europe and back again as Rennes, looking for a first trophy since 1971, are keen to pull out all the stops against Montpellier on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/soccer-doubtful-pitroipa-crosses-continents-just-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Burkina Faso Jonathan Pitroipa Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 15:45:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734201 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Rennes beat Montpellier to reach League Cup final http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/soccer-rennes-beat-montpellier-reach-league-cup-final <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Goals to Julien Feret and Mevlut Erding earned Stade Rennes a comprehensive 2-0 home win over Montpellier and a place in the French League Cup final on Wednesday.</p> <p>The duo found the back of the net early in each half as Rennes set up a Stade de France clash with St Etienne after Les Verts beat Lille on penalties following a goalless draw on Tuesday.</p> <p>The final, featuring two clubs who have never reached that stage in the competition since it started in the 1994/95 season, will be played on April 20.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/soccer-rennes-beat-montpellier-reach-league-cup-final" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in France Jonathan Pitroipa Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 22:30:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735334 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Burkina Faso earn a point with last kick of the game http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/soccer-burkina-faso-earn-point-last-kick-the-game <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NELSPRUIT, South Africa, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Burkina Faso equalised with the last kick of the game to force a 1-1 draw with Nigeria and leave all four teams in Group C equal on one point from their opening games at the African Nations Cup after hosts Zambia drew 1-1 with Ethiopia earlier.</p> <p>Nigeria appeared to have done enough to secure a laboured win thanks to an opportunist 23rd-minute goal from Emmanuel Emineke who reacted faster than the defenders to a clever flick from Brown Ideye.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/soccer-burkina-faso-earn-point-last-kick-the-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Burkina Faso Jonathan Pitroipa Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 20:30:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737448 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-Traore's late equaliser denies Nigeria opening win http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/update-1-soccer-traores-late-equaliser-denies-nigeria-opening-w <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Gleeson</p> <p>NELSPRUIT, South Africa, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Alain Traore grabbed a last-gasp equaliser to hand Burkina Faso an unlikely 1-1 draw with Nigeria at the African Nations Cup on Monday and leave all four sides level in Group C.</p> <p>The midfielder, whose selection was a gamble because he was still injured when the squad was submitted, came off the bench to earn his side a morale-boosting share of the points when he converted a cut back from Jonathan Pitroipa.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/update-1-soccer-traores-late-equaliser-denies-nigeria-opening-w" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Business Football in Nigeria Jonathan Pitroipa Labor Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 21:15:45 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737463 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-10-man Burkina Faso end long wait for Nations Cup win http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-soccer-10-man-burkina-faso-end-long-wait-nations-cup-w <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds details, quotes)</p> <p>NELSPRUIT, South Africa, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Burkina Faso, reduced to 10 men for the last 30 minutes, ended a run of 17 matches and 15 years without an African Nations Cup finals win by beating Ethiopia 4-0 to go top of Group C on Friday.</p> <p>Two thumping left-foot shots from Alain Traore were followed by late goals for Djakaridja Kone and Jonathan Pitroipa as Burkina Faso recorded their first win at the tournament since 1998.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-soccer-10-man-burkina-faso-end-long-wait-nations-cup-w" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Burkina Faso Jonathan Pitroipa Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 21:15:52 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739634 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Burkina Faso Cup of Nations factfile http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/football-burkina-faso-cup-nations-factfile <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Factfile for 2013 Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finalists Burkina Faso:</p> <p>Group results: Nigeria 1-1, Ethiopia 4-0, Zambia 0-0</p> <p>Scorers: Alain Traore (3), Djakaridja Kone, Jonathan Pitroipa</p> <p>Coach: Paul Put (BEL)</p> <p>Captain: Charles Kabore</p> <p>Key player: Kabore brings steel and skill to midfield</p> <p>Rankings: CAF 23, FIFA 92</p> <p>Nickname: Stallions</p> <p>Previous appearances: 8 (1978, 1996: first rd, 1998: fourth, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2010, 2012: first rd)</p> <p>Match record: P29 W3 D8 L18 F27 A53</p> <p>Record win: Ethiopia 4-0</p> <p>Record loss: Zambia 1-5</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/football-burkina-faso-cup-nations-factfile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Florent Rouamba Jonathan Pitroipa AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 06:15:33 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743842 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer- Burkina Faso reach last four with extra time win over Togo http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/soccer-burkina-faso-reach-last-four-extra-time-win-over-togo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mike Collett NELSPRUIT, South Africa, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Burkina Faso reached the semi-finals of the African Nations Cup for the first since 1998 when a header in extra time from Jonathan Pitroipa gave them a 1-0 win over fellow outsiders Togo on Sunday.</p> <p>Pitroipa pulled away from his marker at a corner in the last seconds of the first period of extra time to head in off the underside of the bar to put Burkina Faso through to the last four where they will meet Ghana in Nelspruit on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/soccer-burkina-faso-reach-last-four-extra-time-win-over-togo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in France Jonathan Pitroipa Thomson Reuters Sun, 03 Feb 2013 21:30:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5744803 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Burkina Faso beat Ghana 3-2 on penalties - result http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/soccer-ghana-1-burkina-faso-1-african-nations-cup-fulltime-scor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NELSPRUIT, South Africa, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Burkina Faso beat Ghana 3-2 on penalties - African Nations Cup semi-final result (Ghana 1 Burkina Faso 1 after extra time).</p> <p>At Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit</p> <p>Scorers:</p> <p>Ghana: Solomon Wakaso 13pen</p> <p>Burkina Faso: Aristides Bance 60</p> <p>Red card: Jonathan Pitroipa (Burkina Faso) 117</p> <p>Halftime: 1-0; Fulltime: 1-1</p> <p>Penalties:</p> <p>Isaac Vorsah Ghana missed 0-0</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/soccer-ghana-1-burkina-faso-1-african-nations-cup-fulltime-scor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Burkina Faso Burkina Faso Economic Community of West African States Florent Rouamba French West Africa Jonathan Pitroipa Labor Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 20:45:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5748100 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-Burkina Faso reach final with shootout win over Ghana http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/update-1-soccer-burkina-faso-reach-final-shootout-win-over-ghan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds byline, details)</p> <p>By Mark Gleeson</p> <p>NELSPRUIT, South Africa, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Burkina Faso reached the African Nations Cup final for the first time with a dramatic 3-2 penalty shoutout win over Ghana on Wednesday after their semi-final ended 1-1 following extra time.</p> <p>They clinched the victory after Emmanuel Agyemang Badu missed Ghana's third penalty after a weak shimmy and shot.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/update-1-soccer-burkina-faso-reach-final-shootout-win-over-ghan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Burkina Faso Football in Ghana Jonathan Pitroipa Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 22:00:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5748182 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Africa Cup semi-final - B.Faso 1 Ghana 1 (3-2 pen) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/football-africa-cup-semi-final-bfaso-1-ghana-1-3-2-pen-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Full result of an Africa Cup of Nations semi-final at Mbombela Stadium Wednesday:</p> <p>Burkina Faso 1 (Bance 60) Ghana 1 (Wakaso 13-pen)</p> <p>after extra time. Score after 90 minutes: 1-1</p> <p>Burkina Faso win 3-2 on penalties</p> <p>Shootout: Vorsah missed 0-0, B. Kone scored 1-0, Atsu scored 1-1, Traore scored 1-2, Afful scored 2-2, Koulibaly saved 2-2, Clottey missed 2-2, Bance scored 2-3, Badu missed 2-3</p> <p>Teams</p> <p>Ghana: Dauda, Paintsil (Asante 10), Afful, Boye, Vorsah, Mohammed (Boateng 47), Badu, Atsu, Wakaso (Clottey 104), Asamoah, Gyan (capt)</p> <p>Coach: Kwesi Appiah</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/football-africa-cup-semi-final-bfaso-1-ghana-1-3-2-pen-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Burkina Faso Jonathan Pitroipa AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 22:02:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748198 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: B. Faso, Nigeria in final as Ghana pay the penalty http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/football-b-faso-nigeria-final-ghana-pay-the-penalty <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Nigeria play Burkina Faso Sunday in a 2013 Africa Cup of Nations final that was unthinkable when the tournament kicked off in mid-January.</p> <p>The Nigerian Super Eagles did not even qualify for the 2012 championship in Gabon/Equatorial Guinea and few outside the vast west African state gave them a chance of getting beyond the last eight this time.</p> <p>But if the presence of Nigeria at the 90,000-seat Soccer City stadium in Soweto will be a shock -- the appearance of the Burkinabe Stallions is nothing less than sensational.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/football-b-faso-nigeria-final-ghana-pay-the-penalty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Burkina Faso Emmanuel Emenike Jonathan Pitroipa AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 23:16:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748279 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Referee banned after controversial Nations Cup semi-final http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/soccer-referee-banned-after-controversial-nations-cup-semi-fina <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Gleeson</p> <p>JOHANNESBURG, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Tunisian referee Slim Jdidi has been banned by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) after his controversial performance in Wednesday's African Nations Cup semi-final between Burkina Faso and Ghana.</p> <p>"CAF was not happy with the standard of refereeing in the match," general secretary Hicham El Amrani told a media briefing on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/soccer-referee-banned-after-controversial-nations-cup-semi-fina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Burkina Faso Jonathan Pitroipa Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 15:00:11 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5748931 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Ref suspended, B. Faso appeal Pitroipa red card http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/football-ref-suspended-b-faso-appeal-pitroipa-red-card <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Tunisian referee Slim Jdidi has been suspended for his controversial handling of the Africa Cup of Nations semi-final between Ghana and Burkina Faso, the organisers said Thursday.</p> <p>"We would have expected a better standard," Confederation of African Football (CAF) secretary-general Hicham El Amrani told a media conference just hours after Burkina Faso lodged an official appeal against key player Jonathan Pitroipa's red card in the semi-final win over Ghana on Wednesday.</p> <p>"There is a meeting tomorrow (Friday) to discuss the Pitroipa incident," El Amrani told reporters.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/football-ref-suspended-b-faso-appeal-pitroipa-red-card" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Burkina Faso Football in France Jonathan Pitroipa AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 15:16:12 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748957 at http://www.globalpost.com FACTBOX-Soccer-African Nations Cup finalists Burkina Faso http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/factbox-soccer-african-nations-cup-finalists-burkina-faso <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>JOHANNESBURG, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Factbox on Burkina Faso, who play in Sunday's African Nations Cup final against Nigeria at Soccer City:</p> <p>Previous appearances in African Nations Cup finals: 8</p> <p>Previous best performance: Semi-finalist in 1998</p> <p>FIFA world ranking Jan. 2013: 92</p> <p>Coach:</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/factbox-soccer-african-nations-cup-finalists-burkina-faso" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in France Jonathan Pitroipa Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 03:45:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5749584 at http://www.globalpost.com