U-23 AFCON: Ghana Loses Semi-Finals to Cote D’ivoire on Penalties

Last updated on September 11th, 2021 at 03:13 pm

Ghana’s Black Meteors lost 3-2 on penalties to Cote d’Ivoire in Tuesday’s semi-finals in the U-23 AFCON tournament. The exciting match ended 2-2 after extra time after Ghana came back twice to cancel two leads taken by the Ivorians.

The Black Meteors started the match slowly and very quickly, were under pressure from the Ivorians who looked much better in possession and attack. After 13 minutes, they got their goal through Slavia Prague forward, Youssouf Dao.

From a cross from the right, Hamed Traore, picked out Dao with a deft flick and Dao put the ball into Ghana’s net.

The scoreline could have been doubled by the Ivorians but the referee waved the play on when it looked like one of their players had been tripped in the penalty area by Ghana goalie, Kwame Baah.