LIVE: Burkina Faso v Ghana | Africa Cup of Nations 2017 3RD PLACE
Africa Cup of Nations 20107 3rd place playoff
Time: 19:00 Cairo Local Time
Venue: Stade de Port-Gentil
Burkina Faso and Ghana will need to get over their disappointment at missing out on getting to the end game at Afcon 2017 in Gabon and will now play in what many deem the losers final today at the Stade de Port-Gentil, in Port-Gentil.
Ghana will be hurt with their semifinal loss to Cameroon, who outplayed them to reach the final. Ghana were looked upon as one of the title favourites even before the competition started with some talented individual players, but they could not deliver in the semifinals.
Burkina Faso have been one of the biggest surprises of the competition, playing some brilliant football, and came close to knocking out seven-time champions Egypt, who could only win on penalties. Despite that loss, they will be a team on a high. They have nothing to lose as they have already exceeded their expectations.
Burkina Faso are expected to play pressure-free football, which basically allows them to be fearless in their approach against Ghana, who will once again start the match as favourites.
Burkina Faso after defeating Tunisia in quarterfinals and providing a tough game to Egypt, will hope to stun Ghana and finish third, which they narrowly missed in the 1998 Africa Cup of Nations, where they lost to DR Congo in penalties.
Irrespective of their failures in the semifinal, Ghana and Burkina Faso are expected to produce a quality encounter on Saturday, and give something to cheer for their fans back home as well.
LIVE: Burkina Faso v Ghana 19:00 Cairo Local Time