By Patrick Akoto
Ghana will meet Mali in the third-place playoff of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations after falling to Burkina Faso in the semi-final on Wednesday.
Nigeria cruised to a 4-1 victory over Mali in Durban to reach the final for the first time in more than a decade.
Burkina Faso needed extra time and a penalty shootout to get past favourite Ghana in Nelspruit.
Burkina Faso won 3-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in regulation, making it to the final for the first time.
This means Ghana will meet Mali in the third-place playoff in Port Elizabeth on Saturday while Nigeria take on Burkina Faso in the final on Sunday in Johannesburg.