Essam El Hadary of Egypt prepare for the penlaty during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Afcon SemiFinal match between Burkina Faso and Egypt at the Libreville Stadium in Gabon on 01 February 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix
Saturday Feb 04, 2017. 23:04
The Black Stars will finish as number four in the 31st edition of the AFCON in Gabon.
On the other hand, the Stallions claim the bronze medal as number three.
The match is brought to you live from Stade Port-Gentil in Gabon.
Ghana - R. Ofori, Yiadom, Menash, Partey, Badu, J. Ayew, Tekpetey, E. Ofori, Amartey, Tetteh, Afful
Burkina Faso - Koffi, Yago, B. Kone, Nakoulma, S. Traore. Dayo, Bance, Kabore, B. Traore, Yacouba, I. Traore,
90+3' - Full time score: Ghana 0-1 Burkina Faso.
88' - Alain Traore scores a fantastic goal from a set piece on the right flank, he curled his left footed shot to the far corner beating Ofori. Burkina Faso 1-0 Ghana
87' - It seems the match will be decided via penalties. Both sides still searching for an opener. Ghana 0-0 Burkina Faso
Kabore off for Guira
83' - Malo on for Yacouba Coulibaly
76' - Good football by the Stallions and keeping Ghana in their own half, great turn by Alain Traore
in the d-line and his shot is off target. Ghana 0-0 Burkina Faso.
74' - J. Ayew off for Atsu
73' - Cyrille on for Bance
69' - Mensah
heads Jordan Ayew's
corner over the bar.
Andre Ayew comes on for Tekpetey
64' - A. Gyan on for Tetteh
. Should both sides fail to find a winner, it is straight to the penalty, no extra time.
60' - Ayew
delivers a brilliant set piece from the right, only for Tekpetey
to see his strong header going inches over the cross bar.
55' - Battle in the middle of the park from both camps, but no clear cut chances so far. Ghana 0-0 Burkina Faso
50' - Jordan Ayew
makes a promising move into the final third, his shot from a tight angle is disappointing as he failed to keep it low and it went over the cross bar.
46' Second half underway at Stade Port-Gentil .
45+2' - First half ends. Ghana 0-0 Burkina Faso
45' - Two minutes added on. Ghana's set piece is cleared away by Bance
. It looks like we will see no goals in the opening half.
38' - Ghana with another set piece, Ayew takes it and off the head of Bance for a corner. Ghana wants to break the deadlock before half time.
32' - Jordan Ayew
takes free kick aiming for the far post, Koffi
punches and it's back to action, he hurts himself in the process. He is receiving treatment.
26' - First corner for the Ghanaians, free header for Tekpetey
hits the upright. bounces back but Koffi
punches the rebound away. Ghana missed a wonderful opportunity there.
21' - Tetteh
doing well on the left flank, but his crosses are easily read by Koffi
in the box. Ghana 0-0 Burkina Faso
15' - Alain Traore
tries a shot from a set piece, but Ofori collects with ease.
10' - Another cross into the box by Tetteh, but too strong for J. Ayew and Tekpetey. The Stallions are yet to cause a threat in the match. 0-0 in the first 10 minutes.
05' - Ghana skipper, Agyeman Badu misses a header from close range after a great cross from the left. Burkinabe still asleep in the opening minutes of the tie.
01' - Match gets underway at Stade Port-Gentil as both sides battle for a third-place finish.