The Black Meteors have qualified to the semi-finals of the ongoing under 23 African Cup of Nations in Egypt after beating their Malian counterparts 2 – 0.
The Meteors, going into this match had a slimmer chance of qualifying as they were sat at the 3rd position with only one point. They drew their first match against Cameroon and failed to beat the host Egypt after going up twice in that particular match. On the other hand, the Cameroonians were able to beat their Malians in their second match. This made qualifying for the Meteors very dicey because they needed to win their last match against and hope that the Egyptian beat the Cameroonians in the last group match.
The match against the Malians was a cagey one as both teams failed to break the deadlock in the first half. At the beginning of the 2nd half, Ghana made their first substitution. Stricker Kwabena Owusu came in for midfielder Robin Polley.
It seemed the match was headed for a draw as both teams failed to convert their chances. On the 74th minute substitute Kwabena Owusu scored the first goal and added another goal on the 85th minute to put the match beyond the reach of the Malians.
On the other side, a brace from Egyptian goal poacher, Mostafa Mohammed sealed the qualification for the Black Meteors as Cameroon failed to level pegging after getting a goal back.
The Black Meteors will now wait for their semi-final opponents from group B. They could face South Africa, Nigeria or the Ivory Coast, depending on the outcome of the group B games tomorrow.
We wish the Meteors all the best in their subsequent matches.
The Black Meteors of Ghana started the match on a high note after they broke the deadlock just six minutes into the game with a goal from the skipper Yaw Yeboah. However, the lead lasted for only 10 minutes as the host equalized on the 17th minute.
The Black Meteors found themselves on top again just a minute into the second when Samuel Obeng took advantage of a weak pass from the Egyptian’s defender, Mohammed Abdelsalem to send the ball past the goalkeeper.
On the 55th minute, Sobhi’s rebound header could have been the equalizer for the Egyptians but was ruled offside.
The Black Meteors could not contain the pressure the Egyptians mounted on them and on the 82nd minute, Egyptians drew level pegging.
That was not the end as they continued to put pressure on Ghana to get the winner and finally, their efforts paid off after Rayyan headed into the net a corner kick from Sobhi on the 88th minute.
Egypt has booked its place in the next stage of the competition while Ghana lies in the 3rd position with one point. The black meteors are on the brink of exit from the tournament.
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Nigerian artist, Burna Boy has reacted to a post via twitter about a planned concert in Ghana as part of his African Giant Tour.
According to the “Another story hitmaker”, he had come across some online posts which stated that he was bringing his African Giant Tour to Ghana on November 22, 2019.
He tweeted with a photo of the said news on Ghanaweb.com “Seen this up in a Few Places! Nov 22nd in Ghana is Fake unfortunately. You know I love my Ghanaian people but African Giant Tour is not happening on the 22nd in Ghana!
It is not yet known when the artist will be in Ghana or if he plans on coming to Ghana but the facts are clear that he is not coming to Ghana on 22nd November.
All Ghanaian fans of Burna Boy should disregard the news and patiently wait for the “African Giant” to reveal his tour date.
Burna Boy is currently on an European Tour.
Do you think Burna Boy is coming to Ghana anytime soon.
The WAFU tournament ended today and the Teranga Lions of senegal have lifted the trophy over the defending champions Black Stars of Ghana. The tournament which started some weeks ago saw sentilating performances from participating teams from West African States.
However, the Black Stars B and their senegalese counterparts had really impressed throughout the tournament and it is no wonder they both got to the finals which was hosted in Senegal.
The finals was a competitive one with Senegal having the best of ball possession. None of the two teams was able to break the deadlock at the end of the 90 minutes and the game had to run to the extra time.
The senegalese were the first to open the scoring with 13 minutes to end the second half of the extra time courtesy a goal from Youcef Badji. However, the Black Stars had a quick response and had the equalizer through Joseph Esso barely two minutes after going down.
The extra time ended with one goal apiece. It all came down to penalty shootouts and it ended 3 – 1 in favour of senegal. The senegalese netted all their three successive penalties whiles the Ghanaians netted only one of the four penalties they played. Augustine Ocran, Fatawu Dauda and Justice Blay all missed their shootouts with Appiah Mccarthy scoring the only penalty for the Black stars of Ghana. Kane, Abdoulaye and Babacar all scored their penalties.
This is the first time the senegalese have won an international or major trophy and the euphoria at the stadium was electrifying.
Congratulations to the Teranga Lions on their maiden trophy.
The next tournament will be hosted by Nigeria in 2021.