Sudan reached the quarterfinals of the African Cup of Nations for the first time in 42 years on Monday, beating Burkina Faso 2-1 to squeeze through on goal difference and edge out Angola.

Mudather Tayeb scored both of Sudan's goals to deliver the nation's biggest sporting moment since it won the African Cup on home soil in 1970. It was also Sudan's first win at the tournament since that triumph.

Mudather broke clear to beat Burkina Faso goalkeeper Daouda Diakite in the 33rd minute and then punished a mistake by the keeper in the second half to carry Sudan through, despite a 97th minute goal from the Burkinabes.

Angola lost 2-0 to already-qualified Ivory Coast in Group B's other game in Malabo to be eliminated.