Burkina Faso's star player Jonathan Pitroipa, who picked up a red card in Wednesday's semi-final, is set to play in Sunday's Africa Cup of Nations final after all.
Burkina Faso winger Jonathan Pitroipa reacts after receiving a red card during his side's 2013 Africa Cup of Nations semi-final against Ghana in Nelspruit, South Africa on February 6, 2013. Pitroipa is set to play in Sunday's Africa Cup of Nations final after all after the referee admitted he made a mistake.
For Pitroipa to be able to take part the referee in Wednesday's game had to admit he had made a mistake in booking the attacking midfielder for a second time for diving, something Tunisian Slim Jdidi has now done, CAF president Issa Hayatou said.
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