NELSPRUIT, South Africa - Burkina Faso qualified for the semi-finals of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations by pipping Togo 1-0 after extra time.
The Stallions face four-time champions Ghana here on Thursday while two-time title-holders Nigeria tackle Mali in the other semi-final in Durban.
Burkina Faso broke the deadlock through the lively Jonathan Pitroipa on 105 minutes when he nodded a corner beyond surprised goalkeeper Kossi Agassa and into the net.
Pitroipa's winner was just reward for Burkina Faso's more offensive approach, especially in extra time after 90 drab minutes at Mbombela Stadium in this north-eastern city.
The Stallions, whose only other last-four appearance came 15 years ago when they staged the competition, seem to find extra strength as the game wore on while the Sparrow Hawks tired.
Togo enjoyed more possession, but could not translate it into goals.
The first-half belonged to Togo, who created the better chances.
Burkina Faso took the game to their opponents and after just four minutes Kofi Mohamed attempted to surprise the Togo goalkeeper with a shot from distance, but Agassa collected easily.