The Africa Cup of Nations is always an entertaining and exciting spectacle and this year's edition has been no different, pitting the continent's best players against each other to find the the group who can mould the usual mix of technical ability and power to yield a winner.
Often the ACN does not see one of the traditional favourites end up lifting the trophy; Nigeria and Ivory Coast would attest to that.
This time around one of the most impressive performers have been Burkina Faso, who have coped admirably to emerge from a tough group stage to qualify for the semifinals.
Having triumphed to finish top of Group C ahead of reigning champions Zambia, Nigeria and Ethiopia, the Burkinabe managed to defeat Togo in the quarterfinals by an extra time goal to nil.
They now face Ghana in the semis as they seek to add another glorious chapter to what has already been a historic tournament—here's why they are the story of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.