Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)
days
:
hours
:
minutes
:
seconds

Football | African U20 Youth Champs

Ghana through to semis and World Cup



Ghana beat hosts Algeria 2-0 on Friday to qualify for the semi-finals of the ongoing African Youth Championship, and secure the third of four tickets to represent the continent at the FIFA World Cup in Turkey this summer.

The Black Satellites however finished second in Group A behind Egypt who edged Benin 1-0 to maintain their perfect run of three straight wins in the competition.

Two first half goals delivered the win to Ghana, including one from the tournament's top scorer Emmanuel Assifuah who has now netted a goal in each of his three games so far. His goal

Algeria have now crashed out of the competition after a draw and two losses left them bottom of the group. Also eliminated are Benin who also suffered two losses and a draw.

Group B's final games will be played tomorrow with Mali already through to the last four and guaranteed top spot. They will play Ghana in the semi-finals while Egypt will tackle one of Nigeria, Congo DR and Gabon.

Ghana did not miss the services of captain Lawrence Lartey for the final Group A match due to suspension. The centre-back received his second yellow card of the tournament after a 43rd minute booking in Tuesday's 1-0 win over Benin. Lartey has been a towering figure at the back and will be missed for his runs forward and timely interceptions at the back. In his absence, Israel-based Baba Mensah will partner Joseph Attamah Larweh in Ghana's backline for the dicey encounter.



Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Dr Errol Sweeney
Ref Moss was right to banish Jose
Referee Jon Moss recently banished Manchester United and former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho to the...

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Wenger will take the point
The last time Arsenal were as poor as they were this weekend at Old Trafford was in Robin van...

Segun Odegbami
The next African Player of the Year!
The award ceremony for the 2016 Best African Player of the Year comes up in January in Nigeria, but...

Sunday Oliseh
Why no love for Leipzig?
With 12 German Bundesliga league games played, this team has now won nine matches, drawn three,...