Burkina Faso became the first team to book a place at the semi-finals after beating Tunisia 2-0 yesterday.
The 2013 finalist made it to their second semi-finals in three tournaments win a famous victory over the North Africans.
Préjuce Nakoulma fluffed a very good chance in the 13th minute after blasting his shot over the bar having been played through by Abdou Razack Traoré.
Bertrand Traoré missed a big opportunity to put Burkina Faso in front in the 22nd minute after chipping his ball over the bar following a nice work done by Préjuce Nakoulma who had taken on two defenders. Mohamed Amine Ben Amor’s excellent curler missed the post narrowly after Youssef Msakni lay on a pass from the edge of the penalty box.
Mohamed Ali Yacoubi failed to get a touch at the near post on a flick on ball from Aymen Abdennour in the 33rd minute, an opportunity which could have easily fetched Tunisia the first goal.
Bakary Kone’s header in the 61st minute went flying over the bar after a nice delivery by Abdou Razack Traoré.
It was all midfield battle in the second half as both teams remained cautious in conceding at a crucial moment.
Burkina Faso winger Cyrille Bayala took a good drive in the 72nd minute after cutting in from the left before striking from 20 yards. ASEC Mimosa forward Aristide Bancé who has been the toast of the fans came off the bench to score for Burkina Faso from a well-taken free kick 10 minutes from time.
Préjuce Nakoulma made it two for the West Africans after scoring from a counter break to seal victory for his side.
Burkina Faso now awaits the winner between Egypt and Morocco.
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