Alain Traore scores stunning free kick as Burkina Faso finish third

Reuters , Saturday 4 Feb 2017,
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Burkina Faso's midfielder Alain Traore (back) and Burkina Faso's forward Bertrand Traore celebrate a goal during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations group A football match between Guinea-Bissau and Burkina Faso in Franceville on January 22, 2017 AFP

Alain Traore hammered home a 89th-minute free-kick to ensure third place for Burkina Faso at the African Nations Cup as they beat Ghana 1-0 on Saturday to gain some consolation for a bitter semifinal defeat.

Burkina, denied a place in Sunday's final after losing on penalties to Egypt on Wednesday, claimed the victory as the Turkish-based striker struck a fierce shot from well outside the area.

Ghana were playing in the bronze-medal match for the third time in the last four editions but have lost each one.

They could have gone ahead inside the first 30 seconds but Jordan Ayew missed a good chance, as did Edward Agyemang Badu soon afterwards.

Teenager Bernard Tekpetey had the best first-half chance after a goalmouth scramble but his effort struck the crossbar.

The young Schalke prodigy also came close with a header midway through the second half but Ghana again paid a price for their inability to finish. 

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