MATCH CENTRE

SUN 20 AUGUST 2017, 17:30, KUMASI

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VS
2

Burkina Faso down Ghana to reach CHAN 2018

by Brian Lee

Sun August 20, 19:12

Burkina Faso qualified for the CAF African Nations Championship in Kenya next year after beating Ghana 2-1 in their third round, second leg qualifier at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi on Sunday.

The result combined with their 2-2 draw in the first leg of the qualifier to Ghana in Ouagadougou last weekend means the aggregate score ended 4-3 in Burkina Faso’s favour.

Despite playing away from home, Burkina Faso started like a house on fire and opened the scoring on Sunday in the eighth minute when Sylla Mohammed found the back of the net, 1-0.

Burkina Faso doubled their lead on the half hour when Herman turned the ball home after a well-worked passing move, 2-0

Ghana tried to find their way back into the tie, but were unable to pull a goal back before the break.

The Black Stars continued to push forward in the second half and they did manage to score a consolation goal on the hour mark courtesy of a strike form Felix Addo, 2-1.

Burkina Faso tightened up at the back after conceding and manged to hold on for the victory which sees them qualify for CHAN next year, 4-3 on aggregate.

TEAM SQUADS (To be picked from)
GHANA BURKINA FASO
Goalkeeper
16
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
23
Goalkeeper
12
Goalkeeper
16
Defender
2
Defender
4
Defender
17
Defender
3
Defender
18
Defender
14
Defender
19
Defender
5
Defender
22
13
Defender
23
Defender
2
Defender
21
20
Defender
4
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
6
Midfielder
12
Midfielder
14
Midfielder
10
Midfielder
7
Midfielder
6
Midfielder
15
Midfielder
19
8
Midfielder
22
Midfielder
11
Midfielder
18
Midfielder
5
Forward/Striker
15
Forward/Striker
10
Forward/Striker
9
Forward/Striker
3
Forward/Striker
21
Forward/Striker
13
Forward/Striker
11
Forward/Striker
9
Forward/Striker
17
Forward/Striker
20
Forward/Striker
7
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