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Burkina Faso and Ghana were devastated by AFCON semi-final defeats, but have the chance to finish on a high in the third-place play-off.
Veteran 44-year-old goalkeeper Essam El Hadary saved from Bertrand Traore's spot-kick to allow Egypt to beat Burkina Faso 4-3 on penalties on Wednesday as they secured their place in the Africa Cup of Nations final.
Burkina Faso and Egypt are both yet to taste defeat in this year's AFCON as they prepare to meet with a place in the final at stake.
With his giant frame and his instantly recognisable hairstyle, it is hard to miss Aristide Bance, the man who fired Burkina Faso into the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations.
Burkina Faso defeated Tunisia 2-0 to reach the AFCON semi-finals and both head coaches felt it was a fair result.
Burkina Faso became the first nation to book an AFCON semi-final berth as they defeated Tunisia 2-0 in Libreville.
Burkina Faso qualified for the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations as winners of Group A after beating Guinea-Bissau 2-0.
Guinea-Bissau coach Baciro Cande said his side have learned valuable lessons from their opening two games at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Cameroon closed in on the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations by beating Guinea-Bissau 2-1 on Wednesday while hosts Gabon were left still waiting for a win despite another goal from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Group A at the Africa Cup of Nations remains wide open after Gabon and Burkina Faso played out the third consecutive 1-1 draw.
A late leveller denied Gabon all three points against Guinea-Bissau, a setback their captain says the hosts will move on from.