Burkina Faso beats Ethiopia 4-0 in African Cup
NELSPRUIT, South Africa (AP) -Alain Traore scored two goals Friday to help 10-man Burkina Faso take control of Group C with a 4-0 victory over Ethiopia in the African Cup of Nations.
Traore netted in the 34th and 74th minutes at the Mbombela Stadium to become the leading scorer in the tournament with three, and ensure that goalkeeper Abdoulaye Soulama's red card ultimately had no effect on the game.
Soulama was sent off with Burkina Faso leading 1-0 with half an hour remaining for handling the ball outside the area.
But Ethiopia was unable to capitalize, and Djakaridja Kone and Jonathan Pitroipa rounded off the scoring for Burkina Faso to put it top of its group with four points.