Burkina Faso stuns Ghana on penalties
NELSPRUIT, South Africa (AP) -Burkina Faso stunned Ghana on penalties to reach its first African Cup final on Wednesday, coming from behind to draw 1-1 after 120 minutes and then sending the four-time champion crashing out 4-2 in the shootout.
Three Ghanaians missed their spot kicks, with Burkina Faso goalkeeper Daouda Diakite pulling off the decisive save from Emmanuel Agyemang Badu at Mbombela Stadium to send the underdogs through to Sunday's final against Nigeria.
Ghana had led through Wakaso Mubarak's 13th-minute penalty, only to be dragged back by Aristide Bance's equalizer for the Burkinabes in the 60th.
Ghana again missed out at the Cup of Nations, having last won the title in 1982.