Ghana qualified to the final of the 2013 Wafu Nations Cup after beating Burkina Faso 2-1 in Kumasi on Monday.
The local Black Stars were on the verge of elimination and needed a win to remain in the tournament.
But Ghana's progress was aided by Sierra Leone’s 2-2 draw with Benin, who begun the day as leaders.
The hosts took the lead in the 20th minute when right-back Godfred Saka curled in a free-kick from the left flank.
The Aduana Stars defender delivered one of his trademark efforts and goalkeeper Mohammed Kabore was beaten.
In the Premier League Wilfried Bony's double helped Swansea to a 3-3 draw with Stoke, while Cameroon star Samuel Eto'o was on the mark in Chelsea's 2-2 stalemate with West Brom.
Elsewhere around Europe Alex Song was handed a rare start for Barcelona, Kevin Prince-Boateng was in double form for Schalke, and Seydou Doumbia got on the scoresheet for CSKA Moscow.
Also, Moroccan forward El-Arabi scored a hat-trick as Granada, Ghana's Richmond Boakye grabbed a point for Elche and Senegal defender Papy Djilobodji continues to impress for Nantes as he netted in a 3-0 win over Bordeaux.
Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o netted his third goal in two games for his club Chelsea as they drew 2:2 with visitors West Brom in an English Premier League match on Saturday.
Eto'o's 45th minute effort, coming after a brace against Schalke in a UEFA Champions League tie on Wednesday, gave the Blues the lead.
However West Brom bounced back with two goals of their own including a fine effort from Benin international Stephane Sessegnon who blasted home from just outside the box to make it 2:1.
It was Sessegnon's second goal of the campaign.