Alain Traore scored a stunning free kick against Ghana in the 89th minute to earn Burkina Faso a third place at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2017, Gabon.
From the right of the 18-yard box, Traore hammered a left-footed effort into the top corner of the net.
87* GOAL! A. Traore breaks our hearts. Burkina Faso *1-0 Ghana.
— Ghana FA ?? (@ghanafaofficial) 4 February 2017
It sent Ghana to fourth place for the third time in the past four tournaments.
Jordan Ayew, Edward Agyemang Badu and Bernard Tekpetey all missed chances for the Black Stars, who were made to pay by Traore.
The Black Stars disappointed again!, letting the Burkinabes claim their first third-place win. Ghana lost on penalties to Ivory Coast in the Nations Cup 2015 and this time losing 1:0 to on-fire Burkina Faso.
Burkina Faso won the silver medal in 2013 when they lost 1-0 to winners Nigeria in South Africa and finished fourth in 1998, losing 4-1 on penalties after drawing 4-4 with DR Congo in regulation time.
— Kevin-Prince Boateng (@KPBofficial) 4 February 2017
Burkina Faso and Ghana both walk away with $1.5m each in prize money after finishing third and fourth respectively at #AFCON2017.
— Joe Crann (@YesWeCrann) 4 February 2017
As for Ghana, they have become the Arsenal of African football. Several top four finishes but no title to show for it.
— Salim Masoud Said (@salimosaid) 4 February 2017
— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) 4 February 2017