Friday, September 22

Burkina Faso reaches the African Cup semi-finals after eliminating Tunisia

Bukina Faso qualified for the semifinals of the African Cup of Nations, for the fourth time in its history, after beating Tunisia 1-0, this Saturday in Garoua (Cameroon).

The protagonist of the Burkina Faso triumph was Dango Ouattara, scorer of the only goal of the game just before the break (45+2).

The 19-year-old striker was also sent off in the 83rd minute, but Tunisia were unable to even equalize to take the match into extra time.

Burkina Faso will seek to qualify for its second CAN final (the other, lost, was in 2013) against the winner of the match played on Sunday by the teams from Senegal and Equatorial Guinea.

On the other side of the draw, Cameroon made it to the semi-finals after beating Gambia 2-0 this Saturday and will fight to play the final against the winner of Morocco-Egypt.