2013 Africa Cup of Nations

Burkina Faso vs. Ghana: AFCON Semifinal Live Score, Highlights, Recap

Ed DoveContributor IIIFebruary 6, 2013

Africa Cup of Nations 2013 Semi Final

 Burkina Faso vs Ghana (kickoff Wednesday 6.30 GMT, Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit, South Africa)

 

EXTRA TIME SCORE: Ghana 1 (Wakaso p'12) Burkina Faso 1 (Bance '60)


With only four teams left in Africa's premier competition, all are aware of the magnitude of proceedings—Ghana have made it this far after topping their group, and then overcoming Cape Verde 2-0 in the first of the tournament's quarter finals. Burkina Faso have emerged as the tournament's surprise package, topping Group C ahead of Zambia and Nigeria, before holding their nerve to best Togo in extra time.

While Ghana enter this match as clear favourites, Burkina Faso will be imbued with confidence after their bold run to this stage. Despite the absence of their star player and the tournament's joint-top scorer Alain Traore due to injury, Jonathan Pitroipa has stepped up to take his place as the team's creative inspiration.

Wakaso Mubarak has been Ghana's star, weighing in with three crucial goals, however, the Black Stars lineup is riddled with talented players who could have a major impact on the big stage.

 

BREAKING TEAM NEWS:

GHANA: Dauda, Paintsil (Solomon Asante), Afful, Boye, Vorsah; Rabiu (D.Boateng); Badu; Asamoah, Wakaso, Atsu, Gyan.

Burkina Faso: Diakité; Panandétiguiri, B. Koné, Koulibaly, Koffi (H.Traore) ; D. Koné, Kaboré, Rouamba; Nakoulma, Pitroipa, Bancé

 

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