The Stallions of Burkina Faso beat Gabon 7-6 on penalties following a 1-1 draw in regulation time to qualify to the quarter finals of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021.
Substitute Ismahila scored the all important winning penalty to send the Stallions through following a marathon shoot out.
Kanga, Yannis Yapende and Lloyd Palun missed for Gabon while Saidou Simpore and Abdoul Tapsoba failed to score for Burkina Faso.
The last 16 match had everything in it, a missed penalty, two disallowed goals and a sending off.
The Burkinabes started brightly against Panthers winning a penalty inside 13 minutes in the first knockout match of the tournament.