Burkina Faso smash Swazis 5-1 in Afcon warm-up

Monday 12th January , 2015 7:59 am

Burkina Faso smashed Swaziland 5-1 in an international friendly as they prepare for the Afcon.

The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations finalists recovered from conceding an early goal to win in Nelspruit on Saturday. Nthunzi Mkhonto jolted the Burkinabes into action after scoring in the first seven minutes.

But it took all of three minutes for the losing finalists of the 2013 finals to respond through Jonathan Zongo before going ahead after a Maqhawe Dlamini own-goal on 43 minutes.

Swaziland, who have never qualified for the Nations Cup, were put in their place with goals from Mohamed Koffi, Alain Traore and Aristide Bance finishing the game off.

Burkina Faso are in Group A with Equatorial Guinea, Congo Brazzaville and Gabon.

By Gary Al-Smith/citifmonline.com/Ghana