Ghana to face Burkina Faso in Africa Cup of Nations semi-final

Ghana and Burkina Faso will meet in the semi-finals of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday in the tournament in South Africa.

Ghana will play Burkina Faso on Wednesday

Ghana and Burkina Faso will meet in the semi-finals of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday in the tournament in South Africa.

The Stallions set up the last four meeting with the Black Stars after beating Togo 1-0 on Sunday, a day after Ghana were 2-0 winners over Cape Verde.

This means West African neighbours will square off on in the second semi-final on Wednesday at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit.

For the Stallions, It is only the second time they will be playing at the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals.

The last time came when they hosted the tournament in 1998.

The other semi-final contest will see Mali go against Nigeria in Durban as the four West African countries fight to reach the final.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Mba says:

    There’no cohesion in dis bs team..did u see what we call soccer when my beloved Super Eagles dimantled the favourites CIV today???

    • GH FUO, THINK BIG!!! says:

      mba, u are lucky to have beaten ic. sunday mba scored the winner on a sunday. u wont be so lucky against mali. brace yourself kid

      • Viper says:

        Did you say,Nigeria was lucky to beat CIV??did you watch the game? ‘cos am baffled,that was nothing lucky about their win,if that was lucky,what about Ghana’s win?? wow am baffled.

        • GH FUO, THINK BIG!!! says:

          L.U.C.K.Y!

          HOW MANY GOALS HAS IC CONCEEDED UP UNTIL THIS POINT? 1
          NAIJA CANT EVEN SCORE!
          ON PAPER IC HAS BETTER PLAYERS, MORE EXPERIENCED. BETTER DEFENDERS. SUNDAY MBA SCORED ON A SUNDAY. INFACT, THIS IS HAS BEEN NAIJA’S BEST GAME THUS FAR…THE FIRST GAME NAIJA HAS SCORED MORE THAN 1 GOAL…LOL IT WILL BE THEIR LAST. MALI HAS A SUNSUM, A VIM BCOS OF WATS GOING ON IN THEIR COUNTRY. THEY R PREPARED TO DIE HARDER, JUST LIKE ZAMBIA WERE LAST YEAR AT AFCON 2012. U WILL SEE…

        • kwasi says:

          nigeria play very good football today, l think ,that is why nigeria win today, sometimes you may playing well, but you dont win, but this time nigeria play well, and win it.

          • GH FUO, THINK BIG!!! says:

            MASSA, TEAMS HAVE PLAYED WELL IN THIS TOURNAMNT AND LOST. YA TEAA ABRE! IN LIFE U NEED TO 2 THINGS TO GO RIGHT FOR YOU TO BE SUCCESSFUL. HARDWORK AND A STOKE OF LUCK!..BEING AT THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME…GH HAS HAD A FEW OF SUCH LUCK THUS FAR IN THIS TOURNEY AND IF IT CONTINUES. GH WILL WIN THE TROPHY. HARDWORK CAN GET YOU SO FAR…

    • GH FUO, THINK BIG!!! says:

      mba, u are lucky to have beaten ic. sunday mba scored the winner on a sunday. u wont be so lucky against mali. brace yourself kid. mali has the same vim zambia had last year.

      • Viper says:

        ..but you can’t deny that what he is saying is the truth,Nigeria played with conviction,composure and assurance,from defense to attack,everyone played their part and were resolute.Ghana on the other with experienced players,players who are in their 3rd-4th nations cup yet how did we play or do we play???With the exception of the Niger,how well have we done???

        • GH FUO, THINK BIG!!! says:

          VIPER, MALI IS NOT IC. INFACT, MALI HAS THE SAME VIM ZAMBIA HAD LAST YEAR. WAT MATTERS IS GOALS AND WINNING. IC HAD MORE EXPERIENCED PLAYERS, BUT WHERE R THEY NOW. BE HAPPY THAT GH FOUND A WAY TO BEAT CAPE VERDE 2 NIL…NO GOLASSO AGAINST GH

      • John says:

        @Ghfuo
        Finally speaking in normal letters, keep it up!

  2. GH FUO, THINK BIG!!! says:

    gh 3 vs burkina 0
    GYAN, OMOTUO TUO ZAAFI STRIKER!
    someone tell gyan that TO BE AN EFFECTIVE STRIKER. HE MUST HAVE HIS BACK TURNED TO THE GOALIE.
    GYAN NEVER TURNS HIS BACK TO THE GOALIE. INSTEAD, HE RUNS SIDEWAYS TO THE LEFT/RIGHT…..NO WONDER HE CONTINUES TO BE LESS EFFECTIVE
    THUS FAR IN THIS TOURNAMNT. GYAN HAVE UR BACK TURNED TO THE GOALIE. THAT WAY WHEN U GET THE BALL, THE GOALIE CANT SEE WAT U INTEND
    TO DO WITH IT.
    burkina will play the counter, just like cape verde
    THEREFORE, WE NEED FULLBACKS WHO CAN RUN. PAINSTIL SHOULD NOT BE USED AS A STARTER
    AKAMINKO MUST BE USED AT THE 2. AFFUL/KISSI AT THE 3
    PLS, DONT USE BOYE AS A STARTER IN THIS GAME. USE EITHER JONATHAN/AWAL.
    OUR DEFENDERS MUST MAKE SURE THAT GOALIE DAUDA GOES ON VACATION IN THIS SEMI FINAL.
    DAUDA MUST GO ON VACATION IN HAWAII IN THIS SEMI FINAL GAME. WE WANT TO SEE HIM SLEEPING IN THE NET.
    BCOS HE IS TIRED!
    WE WILL NEED TO PRESSURE THE BURKINABES INCESSANTLY.
    PRESSURE THEM FROM THE WINGS. KASA AT 11, ASANTE/ATSU AT 7 AND HAVE THEM OVERLAP.
    PLS, DONT START GYAN. ALLOW CLOTTEY OR YIADOM TO PLAY. CLOTTEY CAN USE HIS QUICKNESS, YIADOM HIS HEIGHT.
    WE HVE TO PRESSURE THE BURKINABES TO THEM MAKE MISTAKES IN THE 18.
    OUR PLAYERS MUST PLAY BREAK N PASS BALL. CONTROL THE FLOW OF THE GAME. MOVE THE BALL ALONG THE WINGS N TRU THE MIDDLE.
    FYI: NEUTRALISE PITRIOPIA N THE BURKINA CAPTAIN.
    AA, USE THIS GAME TO PRESSURE THE BURKINABES.
    OUR WINGERS, MIDFIELDERS N STRIKERS MUST INVADE AT WILL.
    THE MORE GOALS WE GET, THE MORE CONFIDENT OUR PLAYERS WILL BE GOING INTO THE FINAL.
    AA MUST STRIVE FOR PERFECTION!. STRIVE FOR PERFECTION!
    STRIKERS/attackers win you a match, DEFENDERS win you a tournament!

  3. Idriss says:

    End of the Road 4 the BS!!

  4. Viper says:

    The GFA should be protesting,even threatening to quit if there isn’t a venue change. How come a country with so many facilities yet we are left to play on such an abysmal pitch?,especially when it is SEMI-FINAL of a MAJOR TOURNAMENT??Someone has to stand up against CAF’s untouchability, invincibility and dictatorship,’cos they are behaving as such and this is ridiculous.No one has guts to stand up against them??

    • One bullet! says:

      Zambia complained about the pitch and you thought they were cry babies,you see B.S passes the ball around,just like zambia does,B.f are very physical.Stop Complaining Just be phyisical on that day

  5. Viper says:

    If it is a world cup qualifier or a league match,thats understandable but for a semi-final of a major tournament??Unacceptable.

  6. oxygen says:

    THE TIME HAS COME FOR THE BIG STARS TO RISE UP
    TO THEIR HYPE;THE TIME HAS COME TO REMIND WE THE
    SUPPORTERS WHY WE CALL THEM OUR STARS;THE TIME HAS COME TO MAKE HISTORY;THE TIME HAS COME FOR THE NATION TO FURTHER UNITE;THE TIME HAS COME TO LOOK UP FOR COLLECTIVE GOAL AT THE EXPENSE OF INDIVIDUAL
    SUCCESS;THE TIME HAS COME TO REALISE UNDERDOGS ARE MORE THAN MOTIVATED TO PROVE THE PUNDITS WRONG AND MAKE HISTORY;THE TIME HAS COME FOR THE STARS TO SHINE.YEEES!THIS IS OUR TIME ,BUT THE CONCENTRATION AT EACH STAGE TO OVERCOME THE CHALLENGE IS MORE IMPORTANT.FOCUSING ON WENESDAY IS THE MOST IMPORTANT BEFORE SUNDAY.GOD BLESS GH.

  7. Adua says:

    Semi-final is the END….It will be Nigeria vs Burkina Faso both raised from dis `nice pitch’ so don’t start complaining cos u gona be under the same conditions. Group C

  8. A concernend citizen says:

    Congratulations but not all that impressive performance. The communication at the defense was poor and coach Appiah needs to work on that. @ Rabiu Mohammed created so many fouls of which some were unnecessary. This has become his hallmark in almost every game he played which is not good[yellow cards and dangerous free kicks in front of goal]and what do you expect..Pressure on the BS..and that was the BS was experiencing.It was scary and he was very lucky not to attract the red card. @Vorsah nearly caused havoc in front of our goal area [What a heck was he doing to protect the ball for Dauda. [Coach Appiah has to work on him] @Asamoah Gyan was sluggish upfront and needs to wake up from his slumber.[ Try Yiadom Boakye too or Clottey getting getting to the last minute of the game.Thank God it was Wakaso who got the chance to score, Had it been Gyan i don’t know what would have happened. @ There were gargantuan faulty passes, apparently there were no cohesion at all…me and you passes these crop of talented players can not make a simple pass to keep possession[ Even our U-20 women at the World cup could keep possession for sometime How come the BS?]The players themselves on the field needs to be blamed for lack of cohesion. Coach Appiah must work on that because he has been there before.

    Name: King Wasky

  9. kuukuphilly says:

    My only fear was civ…..yebedi nkunim.

  10. One down says:

    Ghanaians u should admit yo team is not as good as u clai ,Carpe Verdi ran rings around u but it just was’nt dere day we all know consider yourselves lucky and pray Burkina Faso slacken dat day.psheeew!!

    • zambia is our toilet hole says:

      THIS GHANA TEAM CONSIDERED NOT GOOD IS WINNING BIG AGAINST ALL THE REMAINING TEAMS TO GRASP THE TITLE .ALL AGAINST WATCH OUT.WE ARE NOT IN TO PLAY BEAUTIFUL FOOTBALL BUT TO WIN THE CUP.THE NAME GHANA ALONE IS JUST TOO BIG FOR ALL TEAMS TO BOW,ESPECIALLY ZAMBIA.

      • Ghana will not go for Worl cup says:

        Lucky smiled on the black stars against a gutsy cape verde,prepare for a physical battle against Ugly West African Monsters Like Bance.By the way your Filthy Looking Goal keeper had a form of his life.Next game send him for hair do and let him look like Mweene

  11. Kwame says:

    I will call a spade a spade….BS has been playing SHIIT and winning UGLY lets hope they up their game.

  12. Troy says:

    Did u also watch the Nigeria Game with The Ethiopians? Very Pathetic. I believe our Team jst had a bad day against Cape Verde. Nigeria hasn’t been Better except this Match they played today. They are not Better than us.

    • Viper says:

      Thats called improvement,You improve upon your previous performance,Ghana’s performance didn’t show any improve,in fact it was worse.At this stage a winning team should be coming together,not making silly mistakes like we did against Cape Verde.If Nigeria improve or even play like they today,they will tear apart any defense in the tournament and you cannot tell me I am lying.

      • Viper says:

        *like*.And of course they will have a field day doing that.

      • GH FUO, THINK BIG!!! says:

        AND HOW DO U EXPLAIN MALI. DEFEATING THE HOSTS SOUTH AFRICA IN THEIR OWN BACKYARD. COMING DOWN 1 GOAL TO TIE N PLAY UNTIL PENALTIES. LOOK AT THE PRESSURE MALI SOAKED FROM SOUTH AFRICA? DEY THERE…DEFENCE WILL WIN IN THIS TOURNAMNT.

      • kwame in london says:

        @Viper there are tyms in football when u play a team when u dont kno much about u get scared to open up all that matters is score and protect ur goal,ghana as u and me know can play beautiful football,the important thing is to win and proceed now tell me would u have been happy if ghana played like cape verde and lost two nill?remember 2006 world cup when ghana played brazil we were all over them for almost the whole game but when the match finished ghana were 3 nill down so what I will say is in tournament is the win that matters.thanks

  13. Micky says:

    @ GH FU0, THINK BIG, This same arrogance was what cost Ivory Coast the spot in the semis. And it was this same arrogance that made Ghana crash out empty- handed last year AFCON to a much underrated Zambia and Mali. Continue sha. Let me not discourage you, since ”humility” obviously equates as big grammer to them BLACK ASS….

    • GH FUO, THINK BIG!!! says:

      LISTEN TO YOU. MUCH UNDERATED MALI N ZAMBIA? MALI WILL BEAT NAIJA, JUST WATCH. JUST LOOK AT HOW MALI GOT TO THIS POINT. LOOK AT HOW THE TEAMS THEY PLAYED, HOW THEY PLAYED THEM. PLUS, THEY ARE RIDING OFF THE EMOTIONS ON WATS GOING ON BACK HOME. THE SAME VIM ZAMBIA HAD IN AFCON 2012. IC LOST TO NAIJA BCOS THEY WERE SIMPLY TOO OLD. BEFORE THE TOURNAMNT. I PREDICTED THAT ZAMBIA WILL BE BOUNCED IN RD 1, GH WILL GO TO THE FINALS AND IC WONT WIN THE TROPHY. THERE IS A REASON WHY TUNISIA, EGYPT N ZAMBIA ARE PAST AFCON CHAMPS. U KNOW WHY? BCOS THEY PARADED SQUADS OF MOSTLY LOCAL BASED PLAYERS. THE REASON GH LOST TO MALI N ZAMBIA IS BEYONG YOUR COMPREHENSION. WHEN U TAKE HALF INJURED HORSES LIKE BADU, GYAN, JOHN MENSAH…UNPROVEN PLAYERS LIKE JORDAN AYEW. FIRST TIME AFCON NEWBIE KWARASAY, JOHN BOYE AND A HOST OF DOWNHILL VETERANS LIKE DEREK BOATENG, PAINSTIL…A FOREIGN COACH WHO REFUSED TO CALL LOCAL/CONTINENTAL PLAYERS. WHAT DO U EXPECT.

  14. Micky says:

    @L.U.C.K.Y, Victor Moses scored 2 goals against Ethiopia. So Nigeria won Ethiopia by 2 nil. Pls stop misinforming people. Thanks

  15. Troy says:

    Its hard playing against an unknown side. As we’ve all witnessed. But our Team will improve. Win ugly or win Beautifully all is WIN. Even spain plays Kak sometimes. Its everywhere. This will make the boys work hard. But for now let the Naija Bros feel big and swollen headed. Before Thursday we’ll all know who’s going into the finals. And those complaining about the Pitch. Don’t forget we Won ?? that Malawian Gravels. God is ?? our side.

  16. Troy says:

    Its hard playing against an unknown side. As we’ve all witnessed. But our Team will improve. Win ugly or win Beautifully all is WIN. Even spain plays Kak sometimes. Its everywhere. This will make the boys work hard. But for now let the Naija Bros feel big and swollen headed. Before Thursday we’ll all know who’s going into the finals. And those complaining about the Pitch. Don’t forget we Won ?? that Malawian Gravels. God is ?? our side.

  17. Observer says:

    This current bs team is no much 4 Nigeria..in every aspects of the game and 2 bad 4 u Ghana cos u’ll be so close but history has it that u will never win it with 16 teams participating…it will be just floating on your noses close enough 4 u to catch a sniff but too far 4 u to lay your hands on it.Your end is nigh!!!

  18. Alan says:

    S.U.P.E.R E.A.G.L.E.S no doubt and player of the tournament will be MBA….thats Messi stuff he did to the favourites.

  19. selfmade says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if tired Burkina beats Ghana because most our players are simply cowards! How can u play cape verde,a debutant and feel so fucking scared!!!!! So what’s the hype about this shitty and average players!!! As for the best team got knocked out that day and that was cape verde!! I can’t believed that players who has being to three or four nations cup can be so fucking cowards like this!!!! I definitely know that burkina ll beat us because we don’t deserve to be in the finals with this lackadaiscal,shiity and pathetic performances!!!! All that our fucking bitches knows is how to raise expectations and then flopped big time like fucking bitches!!! They have no balls and it ll be injustice if these bunch of mediocre players lay their hands on the trophy!!!! I don’t give a flying fuck about the so called black stars nomore!!! Viva the revolutionciooooooooolllo!!!!

  20. zambia is our toilet hole says:

    OH THOSE SENSELESS ZAMBIANS ARE STILL LARKING AROUND AFTER THEY WERE EXTRUDED FROM THE TOURNAMENT AND EVICTED FROM THE HOTEL ROOM?I AM SURE BY THE END OF THIS TOURNAMENT ALL THOSE ZAMBIANS WILL BE DOWN BY LARYNGITIS .THE BLACK STARS ARE LASHED-UP LASERS AND POISED TO MAKE LASER SURGERY TO THE REMAINING TWO OPPONENTS.HEY ZAMBIA,WITH THE LASSITUDE TEAM YOU OWN,NEVER WILL YOU WIN ANY MAJOR COMPETITION.SLEEP FOR GOOD.BLACK STARS ALL THE WAY……..

    I HOPE YOU GUYS UNDERSTAND THE MEANING OF THE WORDS I WROTE HERE BECAUSE THE UNDERSTANDING OF THIS PIECE IS GROSSLY IMPORTANT.

    • Chipolopolo says:

      for once grow up minister, which zambian has commented in this thread? its 9ja pipo who re in this thread

      zambia is out of the competition so stop talking about them and if u re a human convinved by humans, consider changing your name.

      • zambia is our toilet hole says:

        IDIOT,HOW WOULD I CHANGE MY NAME?HAVE YOU CHANGED YOUR NAME ?I WANT THOSE WHO CAN STAND TO FIGHT ON AS THE BATTLE ENTER ITS PEAK.WHY HAVE THEY RUN SO SOON?THEY SHOULD STAND AS MEN YOU KNOW?

        I HAVE NO CASE WITH NIGERIANS BECAUSE THEY HAVE BEEN OUR BROTHERS SINCE AGES. WE ARE NOT INFURIATED BY THEIR COMMENTS BECAUSE THEY WILL NOT USE FILTHY AND ABUSIVE DICTION .WITH NIGERIANS,I HAVE NO CASE.

  21. Amoa says:

    Despite coming with majority of inexperience players to d afcon, dis young nigeria team have showed skills, confidence, determination and teamwork. Wht is happening to black stars play?

  22. kiki says:

    Every game and its tactics..we played badly because our coach used the wrong tactics. i think we have a solid team but we are struggling on the coaching front. who knows, the coach might come up with a different tactics and hopefully it works come wednesday.

  23. anokwale says:

    It is very simple.
    The black Stars just need to do what is necessary to win one game at a time. I am not looking for perfect play. Keep in mind that Spain won the WC in 2010 with some lackluster games. They even lost to to Switzerland in the group stages. Let us just pray for one game at a time.

  24. selfmade says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Ghana bribed niger because after such a wonderful performance against them a few days ago and then putting up such a pathetic performance against cape Verde makes this bribed claim more truthful!!! Maybe because we couldn’t bribed cape Verde trays why we play so pathetic and awful against them!!! This Ghana team is very very sick and full of average and mediocre players who

    have no fucking balls between their fucking thighs!!! How can players who always assured their countrymen of ending a winless streak of more than three decade

  25. Gty says:

    @troy i we like u to rewatch dat nigeria vs ethiopia again and see how nigeria dominate d game, u just so sillly 4 comparing d match wit any of wat ur black star have played so far i d tournament. So pls go and rewatch d match.

  26. Awwenkwe says:

    Nigeria simply the best dis year…i can’t see any team stopping them now…remember they disturbed Zambia’s run and now beat Africa’s most feared team .Kudo Naija and keep on keeping on. The girls back home are already in dat mood!

  27. Ghanaman says:

    Allah will strike down all the enemies of the Black Stars!!

  28. Troy says:

    Gty@ Lol indeed no one would raise a finger against his/her home. bu the truth still stands Nigeria vrs Ethiopia your Team played like a school Team and you can’t deny unless you don’t know football and even a 5years old child would make a right judgment than been hypocritical its courtesy 2 penalties that saved your ass. Even ethiopia playing 10 against 11 still were pressuring your Team and scored which was ruled out. Its only a foolish person like you who will say your Team played well. Ask the honest Nigerians around.

  29. PIG says:

    Congrats West Africa. It has been a long 19 year wait to see the trophy. Southern Africa has won it twice, central Africa twice, North Africa 4 times. I guess you deserve to experience what these other regions go thru. Most of bloggers on this site were toddlers the last time a team from WA won the trophy. You are the region of the moment soccerwise. Enjoy it. If its not your team, just enjoy it with your neighbour. Zimbabwe, Malawi, Tanzania, Congo DR, Mozambique, South Africa all celebrated with us last year. Unfortunately, only one of you will carry the day.

    For me, I m in a dilemma. When Zambia is not participating, I normally support Ghana, but for whatever reason, I seem to have fallen for Nigeria. I hope its temporal. But anyhow, may the best team carry the day.

  30. Gty says:

    @troy do u watch d match at all? when did ethiopia scored? Dey give ethiopia red card in d 90th minute and by den we were already a goal up, are u a kid? Cus ur comment sounds like dat of a kid, or do u just had d word school team dat u do use frequently? U are so fooliish and u don’t even watch d match at all u an ingnorant and i don’t even need to argue wit nonetity like u. U don’t watch d match and u are here typing nigeria played like a school team, ok wit dat great performance against ethiopia and u still said dey play like school team, then wat do i call ur black apes performance against dr congo, mali and capeverde? Ur sticking idiot don’t even watch d matci and u are here commenting thrash, u are big foool!!!

  31. Chamz says:

    History is repeating itself. Last year, Ghana traveled to Bata, where Zambia was based for group stages and lost. This year Ghana goes to Nelspruit where Bfaso has played four games. Plus, the dodgy pitch, I am sorry Ghana will be beaten.

    • GH FUO, THINK BIG!!! says:

      CHAMZ
      DID GH LOSE BCOS OF THE PITCH IN BATA? INFACT, I REMEMBER VERY VIVDLY THAT GH PLAYED THEIR BEST GAME IN BATA AGAINST ZAMBIA. THE LESSON GH HAS LEANT IS THIS. BEAUTIFUL FLOWING SOCCER DOSENT NECESSARILY WIN YOU GAMES.
      BURKINA MAY BE FAMILIAR WITH THAT SORRY ASS PITCH. HOWEVER, IF GH STARTS THEIR LOCAL/CONTINENTAL BASED PLAYERS…LIKE ASANTE, CLOTTEY, KISSI, AWAL WHO PLAYS IN S AFRICA. GH WILL HAVE AN EDGE. GH HAS BY FAR THE BEST PLAYERS. THE BURKINABES WILL BE PLAYING THE COUNTER BCOS THEY HAVE NO STRIKING FIRPOWER. IF GH NEUTRALIZES PITRIOPA, DAGANO N KABORE. THE GAME WILL BE OVER IN THE FIRST HALF. WATCH GH VS NIGER N U WILL SEE….

  32. zambia is our toilet hole says:

    GHANA MEANS ,GOD HAS APPOINTED NKRUMAH ALREADY.
    AND NKRUMAH MEANS,NOBLE KING RULING UNLIMITEDLY MAKING AFRICANS HAPPY.

    MEANING GOD HAS CHOSEN GHANA TO WIN THIS YEARS CUP THOUGH THE BATTLE WILL NOT BE JUST EASY.