Burkina Faso shock Ghana to qualify for 2018 Africa Nations Championship

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.
Source: GHANAsoccernet.com

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