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Soccer-List of top scorers at 2013 African Nations Cup

JOHANNESBURG, Feb 8 (Reuters) - List of the leading goal scorers at the 2013 African Nations Cup in South Africa: 4-Mubarak Wakaso (Ghana), Emmanuel Emenike (Nigeria) 3-Alain Traore (Burkina Faso) 2-Jonathan Pitroipa (Burkina Faso), Dieumerci Mbokani (DR Congo), Gervinho, Yaya Toure (Ivory Coast), Seydou Keita (Mali), Victor Moses (Nigeria), Siyabonga Sangweni (South Africa) (Compiled by Mark Gleeson in Johannesburg; Editing by Tom Pilcher; +27828257807 Messaging

Soccer-Road to the African Nations Cup final

JOHANNESBURG, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Road to the African Nations Cup final for Burkina Faso and Nigeria, who contest Sunday's decider at Soccer City: BURKINA FASO Group C 21 Jan. (Nelspruit) drew with Nigeria 1-1 (Alain Traore) 25 Jan. (Nelspruit) beat Ethiopia 4-0 (Alain Traore 2, Djakaridja Kone, Jonathan Pitroipa) 29 Jan. (Nelspruit) drew with Zambia 0-0 Quarter-final 3 Feb. (Nelspruit) beat Togo 1-0 (Jonathan Pitroipa) after extra time Semi-final 6 Feb.

FACTBOX-Soccer-African Nations Cup finalists Burkina Faso

JOHANNESBURG, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Factbox on Burkina Faso, who play in Sunday's African Nations Cup final against Nigeria at Soccer City: Previous appearances in African Nations Cup finals: 8 Previous best performance: Semi-finalist in 1998 FIFA world ranking Jan. 2013: 92 Coach:

Football: Ref suspended, B. Faso appeal Pitroipa red card

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. "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. "There is a meeting tomorrow (Friday) to discuss the Pitroipa incident," El Amrani told reporters.

Soccer-Referee banned after controversial Nations Cup semi-final

By Mark Gleeson 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. "CAF was not happy with the standard of refereeing in the match," general secretary Hicham El Amrani told a media briefing on Thursday.

Football: B. Faso, Nigeria in final as Ghana pay the penalty

Nigeria play Burkina Faso Sunday in a 2013 Africa Cup of Nations final that was unthinkable when the tournament kicked off in mid-January. 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. 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.

Football: Africa Cup semi-final - B.Faso 1 Ghana 1 (3-2 pen)

Full result of an Africa Cup of Nations semi-final at Mbombela Stadium Wednesday: Burkina Faso 1 (Bance 60) Ghana 1 (Wakaso 13-pen) after extra time. Score after 90 minutes: 1-1 Burkina Faso win 3-2 on penalties 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 Teams Ghana: Dauda, Paintsil (Asante 10), Afful, Boye, Vorsah, Mohammed (Boateng 47), Badu, Atsu, Wakaso (Clottey 104), Asamoah, Gyan (capt) Coach: Kwesi Appiah

UPDATE 1-Soccer-Burkina Faso reach final with shootout win over Ghana

(Adds byline, details) By Mark Gleeson 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. They clinched the victory after Emmanuel Agyemang Badu missed Ghana's third penalty after a weak shimmy and shot.

Soccer-Burkina Faso beat Ghana 3-2 on penalties - result

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). At Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit Scorers: Ghana: Solomon Wakaso 13pen Burkina Faso: Aristides Bance 60 Red card: Jonathan Pitroipa (Burkina Faso) 117 Halftime: 1-0; Fulltime: 1-1 Penalties: Isaac Vorsah Ghana missed 0-0

Soccer- Burkina Faso reach last four with extra time win over Togo

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. 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.
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