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Africa Cup of Nations

Stade Felix Houphouet-Boigny (ATT 4,000) 26th January 2012 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: Gehad Grisha

Ivory Coast Ivory Coast vs Burkina Burkina

Ivory Coast 2

S Kalou (16)
B Kone (og 82)


Ivory Coast v Burkina Faso preview

Zokora back from ban for Elephants; Kone available for Stallions

Last Updated: 26/01/12 11:16am

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Didier Zokora: Available

Didier Zokora: Available

Ivory Coast will be looking to continue their march towards the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals by beating Burkina Faso in Group B.

The Elephants head into the clash level on points with group leaders Angola thanks to Didier Drogba's lone strike against Sudan in their opener last weekend.

The Stallions, meanwhile, will need nothing less than all three points if they are to retain any hope of progressing past the group stages following their 2-1 opening day defeat against Angola.

On the team front, Ivory Coast will have Didier Zokora available for selection after he missed the clash against Sudan through suspension.

Kafoumba Coulibaly is facing a late fitness test, while Jean-Jacques Gosso is only one yellow card away from earning a suspension, meaning coach Francois Zahoui may choose not to risk the midfielder.

For Burkina Faso, Bakary Kone is available for selection after his punch on Angolan captain Andre Macanga in their opener went unnoticed by the referee.

Mahamadou Kere is back from suspension, while Hamadou Tall and Mohamed Koffi will have to tread lightly as they are both one booking away from picking up a match ban.

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Africa Cup of Nations Group A

Africa Cup of Nations
Pos Team P Pts
1 Congo 3 7
2 Equatorial Guinea 3 5
3 Gabon 3 3
4 Burkina 3 1

Africa Cup of Nations Group B

Africa Cup of Nations
Pos Team P Pts
1 Tunisia 3 5
2 DR Congo 3 3
3 Cape Verde 3 3
4 Zambia 3 2

Africa Cup of Nations Group C

Africa Cup of Nations
Pos Team P Pts
1 Ghana 3 6
2 Algeria 3 6
3 Senegal 3 4
4 South Africa 3 1

Africa Cup of Nations Group D

Africa Cup of Nations
Pos Team P Pts
1 Ivory Coast 3 5
2 Guinea 3 3
3 Mali 3 3
4 Cameroon 3 2