AFCON 2023

January 23, 2024

OFFICIAL: Ghana eliminated from AFCON 2023

OFFICIAL: Ghana eliminated from AFCON 2023
By Efosa Taiwo

Ghana have officially crashed out of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

The Black Stars’s early exit was confirmed after the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon came from behind to beat Gambia.

Ghana were hoping the Group C fixture would end in a draw to keep alive their chances of qualifying as one of the best third-placed teams with two points.

But Cameroon, who had a point prior to the game took their tally to 4 following the win and moved to second place while Guinea, who were on 4, slipped to third after a defeat to group winners Senegal.

Ghana’s exit from AFCON 2023 is their third consecutive group stage exit in their last three tournaments.

Ghana vs Mozambique rundown

The Black Stars of Ghana were held to a 2-2 draw by Mozambique.

Jordan Ayew opened the scoring for Ghana 15 minutes into the game by converting from the penalty spot.

Ayew continued to impress and he got another chance to increase Ghana’s lead with his second penalty goal of the match.

Mozambique, on the other hand, turned the tables on Ghana in the closing minutes.

Mozambique ignited hopes when Geny Catamo scored a penalty kick in the 91st minute, and just moments later, Reinidlo Mandava completed the comeback with a goal in the 94th minute to secure a draw for his team.

With the disappointing draw, Ghana are placed third place in Group B with two points, and will now have to wait for a miracle to progress as one of four best third-placed sides in the AFCON.

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