ICoast joins Eq Guinea in African Cup quarters

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea (AP) — African Cup favorite Ivory Coast beat Burkina Faso 2-0 to become the second team to guarantee a quarterfinal berth, while Sudan recovered from two defensive mistakes to draw 2-2 with Angola on Thursday.

The result left Angola well placed to secure the other last-eight spot from Group B on Monday, while Sudan must beat the eliminated Burkina Faso in its last match to have any chance of qualifying.

Salomon Kalou opened the scoring for Ivory Coast in the 16th minute and Bakary Kone headed an own goal to ensure Ivory Coast joined co-host Equatorial Guinea in the knockout round.

Sudan rallied twice to salvage a draw against Angola. Manucho scored both goals for Angola, while Mohamed Ahmed Bashir was twice on target for Sudan.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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