Ghana scrape into last four

2014-01-27 07:15
Soccer ball (File)

Bloemfontein - Ghana edged the Democratic Republic of Congo 1-0 in their African Nations Championship (CHAN) quarter-final at the Free State Stadium on Sunday night.

VIDEO: Beckham's bits exposed!

Without a goal in open play, it took a penalty from Kwabena Adusei for Ghana in the 67th minute to send the Black Stars through to the last four of the competition. At the start of the clash, Congo had the first opportunity of the game the 12th minute.

Mubele Ndombe raced into the box, pulled the ball back onto his left foot, but with only keeper Stephen Adams to beat, he sent a rising effort over the bar.

Ghana's Theophilus Anobaah was a constant threat with his tricky runs, one such effort struck the post after the player surged his way past three defenders.

The best opportunity of the half came a minute before the break, but Adusei lost his cool as he smashed a shot over the bar from 14-yards out after Congo had failed to clear their box.

Ghana were awarded a 67th minute second half penalty after Jordan Opoku's cross struck Kasusula Klitsho's arm.

Adusei stepped up to slot home the spot kick in clinical fashion.

As the match moved into the final 15 minutes, Congo began to apply increasing pressure on the Ghana back four.

Klitsho smashed a rising shot from the left hand side of the box over the bar.

With time winding down, Mohamed Yahaya wasted a straightforward chance to seal the win for his side. Ghana put together some lightning quick transitional play, and Yahaya was worked in on goal, but the player was unable to beat Congo keeper Robert Kidiaba, who made a good save.

Read more on:    chan 2014  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Who was the best summer signing in the EPL?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.