There was a temporary hold-up in the semi-final encounter after 25-year-old shot-stopper landed awkwardly following an aerial collision.

Wednesday night's Africa Cup of Nations semi-final clash between Senegal and Burkina Faso was marred by a sad turn of events after the latter's goalkeeper, Herve Koffi, was forced off in the early minutes of the first half. The 25-year-old shot-stopper had his appearance being cut short after landing awkwardly following a collision with Cheikou Kouyate.

The RC Sporting Charleroi player had a rather quiet night in post with the defense in front of him keeping the Senegalese at bay. With chances being at a premium, the Teranga Lions had a big break to potentially go ahead but were denied the by Koffi, who ended up picking an injury.

Abdou Diallo had spotted the run of Cheikou Kouyate. and sent a long overhead pass the way of the Crystal Palace man. The midfielder then rose to head the ball past Herve Koffi in the Burkina Faso penalty area but ended up colliding with the goalkeeper, taking a heavy tumble while being on top of the goalkeeper.

The medical staff of both camps immediately took the field to administer treatment to the injured players before a subsequent review by the Video Assistant Referee ruled out calls for a penalty in favor of Senegal. While Kouyate was able to continue, Koffi was stretchered and replaced with second-choice goalkeeper Farid Ouedraogo.