Ivory Coast secured a place in the African Cup of Nations quarterfinals after beating Burkina Faso 2-0 on Thursday.

The result eliminated Burkina Faso with a match left, while fellow Group B teams Angola and Sudan retained hopes of progressing.

Salomon Kalou opened the scoring in the 16th minute and Bakary Kone headed in an own goal the 82nd to hand victory to pre-tournament favorite Ivory Coast despite another unconvincing performance from its English Premier League-based stars.

Earlier, Sudan twice rallied from defensive errors to draw 2-2 with Angola at Nuevo Estadio de Malabo.

The final group matches will be played on Monday when it's Sudan vs. Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast vs. Angola.