Burkina Faso stunned Ghana in Kumasi to qualify for next year’s African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Kenya after beating the ‘Black Stars B’ 2-1 in their final round, second-leg qualifier on Sunday.
The Stallions brilliance was aided by the profligacy of the Black Stars B attack as they wasted several scoring opportunities, helping their northern neighbours to qualify.
The home side totally dominated the second-half but several missed scoring chances presented to Patrick Razak, Isaac Twum and Thomas Abbey were all fluffed conspiring the shock home defeat.
The result combined with their 2-2 draw in the first leg of the qualifier to Ghana in Ouagadougou last weekend means the aggregate score ended 4-3 in the Stallions’ favour.
Despite playing away from home, Burkina Faso started like a house on fire and opened the scoring on Sunday in the eighth minute when Sylla Mohammed found the back of the net, 1-0.
Burkina Faso doubled their lead on the half hour when Nikiema Herman turned the ball home after a well-worked passing move, 2-0
Ghana tried to find their way back into the tie but were unable to pull a goal back before the break.
The Black Stars continued to push forward in the second half and they did manage to score a consolation goal on the hour mark courtesy of a strike from Felix Addo, 2-1.
Burkina Faso tightened up at the back after conceding and managed to hold on for the victory which sees them qualify for CHAN next year, 4-3 on aggregate.