Black Stars chase Bronze in Burkina playoff

Ghana have only scored four goals in the tournament[/caption] The Black Stars will play for Bronze on Saturday, February 4 when they play neighbours Burkina Faso in the third-place playoffs of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. The Stars return to their group-stage base Port-Gentil, having made rounds in Oyem and Franceville in their quarter-final and semi-final matches respectively. Avram Grant’s side will play familiar foes Burkina Faso, who missed a second final in four years on penalties to Egypt. The Stars also failed to reach a second successive final after losing to two late goals from Cameroon last Thursday. Saturday’s match will be officiated by Algerian Mehdi Abid Charef, who oversaw Ghana’s 1-0 win over Mali. Both Ghana and Burkina Faso will receive $1.5 million each for reaching this stage of the tournament. The two last met in the semi-finals of South Africa 2013, a match Ghana lost via penalties after a 1-1 draw. The 2017 Cup of Nations ends on Sunday, February 5 with Egypt playing Cameroon in the final. By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh||Ghana ]]>

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