Ghana back from brink to make ACN quarters

ANDRE Ayew’s late diving header secured Ghana a 2-1 win over South Africa and qualification to the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals as Group C winners.


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Mandla Masango gave South Africa the lead in the 17th minute, when he smashed home past Ghana goalkeeper Razak Braimah from outside the box.

The Black Stars drew level in the 73rd minute through defender John Boye, whose drilled shot screamed under a diving goalkeeper Nhlanhla Khuzwayo.

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Ghana's forward Kwesi Appiah challenges South Africa's forward Tukelo Rangies.

Ghana’s forward Kwesi Appiah challenges South Africa’s forward Tukelo Rangies. Source: AFP

Then Ayew then grabbed the winner in the 83rd minute through a diving header off a cross by Abdul Rahman Baba.

That left Ghana as Group C winners on six points with Algeria finishing second, also on six points after they beat Senegal 2-0 in the other game being played simultaneously in Malabo.

Full story: Fox Sports

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