Register Login Scores

PSL

Black Stars Through To Quarters

African Nations Championship

 

Result: Ethiopia 0-1 Ghana

Date: 21 January 2014

Venue: Free State Stadium

A late penalty by Kwabena Adusei was enough to seal a 1-0 victory for Ghana over Ethiopia and book their place in the quarter-finals of the African Nations Championship as winners of Group C.

Seidu Bancey had the first chance in Bloemfontein for Ghana when he rose highest in the box, but the striker could not find the target with his 5th minute header with Ethiopia keeper Jemal Bushra Tassew beaten.

The Black Stars then had two chances in quick succession with Gebreyes Adane Girma failing to find the target with his 13th minute free-kick, and five minutes later Abdul Latif Mohammed fired high and handsome after winning the ball in midfield.

Ethiopia then came close to taking the lead when they caught Ghana on the break, but Saladin Bargecho could not direct his header on target with 36 minutes on the clock.

The Ethiopians came close again before the half-time interval when Ephrem Melore Ashamo produced a fantastic bicycle-kick but it went just over the crossbar.

The second-half started with the Ethiopians coming close on the hour mark through Oumed Oukri but the striker could not test the Ghana shot-stopper.

The Black Stars finally broke the deadlock after striker Seidu Bancey was brought down in the area and the referee pointed to the spot.

Kwabena Adusei then stepped up to send the keeper the wrong way and slot the 76th minute penalty, assuring the Black Stars a spot in the quarter-finals.

This is how they started:

Ethiopia XI: Tassew, Elyaszewg, Alula Girma, Abebaw, Assefa, Adane Girma, Mentesenot, Minyahile, Asfaw, Oukri, Bargecho

Ghana XI: Adams; Morton, Nuru, Adusei, Tijani; Mpong, Opoku, Akuffo, Latif; Asare, Bancey

Black Stars Through To Quarters

Black Stars Snatch Narrow Win

Boateng Blow For Black Stars

3 comments

Top 5

Chiefs Clear-Out Continues With 7 More…

249 Jul 27, 2021 06:38 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

11 Footballers Who Retired This Year

2 Jul 27, 2021 07:25 PM in World News

Downs Part Ways With Key Figure

46 Jul 27, 2021 03:20 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

10 Players In Running For 2021 Ballon D'Or

44 Jul 21, 2021 09:25 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

Pirates Begin Trimming Squad, Second Exit Imminent

30 Jul 27, 2021 03:00 PM in Orlando Pirates

Exclusive: Zungu Update, Agent Comments On Chiefs Link

83 Jul 28, 2021 03:09 PM in Players Abroad

Downs Part Ways With Key Figure

46 Jul 27, 2021 03:20 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

CBL: Two Surprise Inclusions For Chiefs

123 Jul 29, 2021 01:01 PM in Soweto Derby

Amakhosi New Boy Enters Naturena Drip Fold

25 Jul 30, 2021 01:00 PM in Drip, Style & Swag

Pitso Targeting Chiefs Starlet?

81 Jul 29, 2021 11:02 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Chiefs Announce More Contract Business

107 Jul 27, 2021 04:16 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

19 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Former Pirates Star To Replace R17m Ahly-Bound Star?

16 Jul 27, 2021 08:00 AM in Siyagobhoza

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

23 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Pirates Player Exit Imminent...

6 Jul 26, 2021 07:58 PM in Orlando Pirates