JOHANNESBURG: Burkina Faso and Senegal booked places at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations while defending champions Egypt will be shock absentees from the tournament after losing in Sierra Leone. Two goals from Moussa Sow gave the Senegalese a 2-0 home win over the Democratic Republic of Congo and an uncatchable five-point Group E lead. Meanwhile, Namibia upset visiting Gambia 1-0 to leave Burkina Faso with an unassailable six-point Group F advantage and seven-time title holders Egypt remained bottom of Group G after a late penalty condemned them to a 2-1 defeat.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 5th, 2011.
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