By penalty shootout, Burkina Faso rid Ghana in the Africa Cup 2013 semifinals. Furthermore, they will challenge Nigeria in the Africa Cup 2013 Final.
In the match at the Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit, on Wednesday (02/06/2013), Ghana had a penalty in the 12th minute. The penalty stemmed from Saidou Panandetiguiri violations against Christian Atsu.
Mubarak Wakaso appeared as executor. Wakaso kick in the right direction although predictable Burkina Faso goalkeeper, Daouda Diakite, but the ball still drove into the goal.
Ghana almost doubled the lead in the 58th minute. Atsu's cross from the left side met Asamoah Gyan, but the ball just hit the pole.
Position changed to 1-1 in the 60th minute after Burkina Faso managed to equalize the score. Aristide Bancé getting nice feedback from Charles Kabore success manage Ghana goal through his right leg.
Ghana likely to lead again in the 76th minute. Unlucky for them, Gyan's header from Wakaso cross slightly inflated.
Despite the many opportunities created for both teams, 1-1 position did not change until the normal time runs out. Games must proceed to extra time.
In the extra time, Burkina Faso more pressing. They even had time to find Ghana net in minute105 through Prejuce Nakoulma. However, the goal was disallowed because the referee considered the violation.
Entering in 116 minutes, Burkina Faso lost one player. Jonathan Pitroipa rewarded a second yellow card for diving in the box assessed penalty.
Until the end of extra innings, 1-1 position has not changed. Determining the winner had to penalties.
In the penalty shootout, three executor of Ghana namely Issac Vorsah, Emmanuel Clottey, and Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu failed to struck the ball into the goal. Just Atsu and Harrison Afful successful.
Meanwhile, three Burkina Faso executioners, namely Bakary Kone, Traore Henri and Bancé carry out their duties properly. The only thing that failed was Paul Koulibaly. Burkina Faso also won the penalty shootout 3-2.
With this result, Burkina Faso to qualify for the final and will face Nigeria. Final match will be held at the FNB Stadium, Johannesburg, on Sunday (02/10/2013).