Hibs without Dominique Malonga for at least another week

Dominique Malonga (Getty Images)
Dominique Malonga (Getty Images)
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Hibs will be without striker Dominique Malonga until at least after this weekend after Congo sealed their place in the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals.

Malonga was an unused substitute as Fabrice Ondama’s late winning goal gave his team a 2-1 win against Burkina Faso.

Congo needed only to draw their final Group A match against the 2013 finalists to progress but won courtesy of Ondama’s 87th-minute goal after Thievy Bifouma put them in front early in the second half.

Aristide Bance struck five minutes from time to draw Burkina Faso level but they crashed out of the tournament.

Victory for the Red Devils also secured top spot in Group A after Equatorial Guinea beat Gabon to also qualify.

Dore’s right-wing cross was turned in by Bifouma from close range in the 51st minute to give Congo the lead.

Burkina Faso did give themselves hope in the 86th minute when Bance stroked home a far-post half volley, but a minute later Congo were back in front the keeper’s mis-hit punch cannoned off Bifouma’s shoulder and into an empty net to seal the Red Devils’ passage as group winners.

Congo’s quarter-final will take place on Saturday against the runners-up in Group B with Tunisia, Cape Verde Islands, Congo DR and Zambia all in contention.