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Football | Afcon

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Everything is in our hands - Put



The coach of Africa Nations Cup Group C leaders Burkina Faso, Paul Put, says everything is in their hands now following their emphatic 4-0 drubbing of Ethiopia.

Put said Burkina Faso is keeping its feet on the ground despite their important win on Friday at Mbombela Stadium.

Burkina Faso leads Group C on four points, two ahead of Zambia whom they face in both sides' final Group C game on Tuesday at Mbombela.

"Now we have to be smart against Zambia I think everything is in our hands," Put said.

"Discipline, collective play and compact play will be key. I think we can keep our hopes of qualifying alive."

Burkina Faso needs just a draw against struggling Zambia on January 29 to qualify to the quarterfinals on February 3 and advance to the last eight for the first time in 15 years.

Their last appearance in the quarterfinal was in 1998 when they hosted the tournament on their way to finishing fourth.

Friday’s victory over Ethiopia was also their first at the Africa Cup since their 8-7 post-match penalty win over Tunisia in the quarterfinals at home 15 years ago.

Burkina Faso have since then collected one point each at the 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2010 tournaments and three draws in 2012.

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