AFCON 2017: Black Stars, Burkina Faso battle for 3rd place

| Updated Oct 17, 2017 at 6:18am


The Black Stars of Ghana


Burkina Faso
The Black Stars of Ghana will today (Feb. 4), strive to win third place at the Port Gentil stadium in Gabon as they face Burkina Faso.

The Stars were beaten 2-0 by Cameroon in the semifinal game on Thursday (Feb. 2) and would be expected to play their best to make up for their loss.

Reports from Gabon indicate that, the Ghanaian players are preparing feverishly ahead of the match as they hope to bring the bronze medal to the shores of the country.

Though Ghanaians were hoping for the ultimate trophy, a win against Burkina Faso would bring some smiles on the faces of the disappointed supporters.

Egypt would also battle it out with Cameroon, on Sunday (Feb. 4) with the Pharoahs hoping to win their eighth title.

AFCON 2017: Semi-finals results

Burkina Faso vs. Egypt - Libreville - Egypt through to finals after 1-1, qualify 4-3 on penalties

Cameroon vs. Ghana - Franceville - Cameroon faces Egypt after qualifying by two goals

SOURCE: GBC/euronews