Nigeria, Burkina Faso to meet in African Cup final
DURBAN, South Africa (AP) - Nigeria closed in on its first title in nearly two decades by advancing to the final of the African Cup of Nations on Wednesday, setting up a matchup with a surprising Burkina Faso team looking to lift the trophy for the first time.
Nigeria cruised to a 4-1 victory over Mali in Durban that put it in the final for the first time in more than a decade, while Burkina Faso needed extra time and a penalty shootout to get past favorite Ghana in Nelspruit.
Burkina Faso won 3-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in regulation, making it to the final for the first time.
The title match will be played Sunday in Johannesburg.