Burkina Faso defeated Ghana 3-2 in penalties to land in the Africa Cup of Nations final .Burkina Faso’s pervious best performance was reaching the semi-finals in 1998 when they hosted the tournament.The chance came once again during Wednesday’s match at Mbombela Stadium, in Nelspruit
Mubarak Wakaso scored from the penalty spot in the 13th minute to give Ghana the early lead, and Aristide Bance netted the equaliser for the Burkinabe from the edge of the area on the hour mark as the sides were left all square at 1-1 at the end of regulation time.
With no more goals scored after 30 minutes of additional time, Burkina Faso secured a 3-2 victory in the spot-kick decider.
Burkina Faso will now face Nigeria which beat Mali 4-1 in the earlier semifinal in Durban, in Sunday’s tournament finale at the National Stadium in Johannesburg.
Meanwhile Ghana will face Mali in the third-place playoff in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.
“We’re all really sad now. That’s normal. We’re down, but we have to psyche ourselves up now for the third place play-off with Mali.” Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan said