After 90-minutes of regular play, it was Jonathan Pitroipa’s extra time header that handed Burkina Faso a well-deserved 1-0 win over Togo and a place in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations semifinals.
Togo's Floyd Ayite missed the only chance of the first half and after the break, Togo’s captain Emmanuel Adebayor had a header cleared off the line by left-back Mady Panandetiguiri. Several efforts to come back and make a point all proved abortive, in the end, Burkina Faso were resilient and held on to victory.
A lil trivia for ya- this will be the second semifinal appearance for Burkina Faso, the Stallion’s first time appearance at the semifinals was back when they hosted and won the tournament in 1998.
Burkina Faso will now face the Black Stars of Ghana on Wednesday.