The Black Meteors of Ghana have progressed into the last four of the Africa U-23 Nations Cup in Egypt after substitute Kwabena Owusu second half brace were enough for Meteor to secure their qualification.
The Black Meteors of Ghana were the better side for most of the first half but couldn’t open the defense of Mali. In terms of possession, the Malians were the dominant force claiming 54% share of the total possession in the first half.
Meteors got what they had been looking in the second half as substitute Kwabena Owusu rose above the Mali defense to head home Kingsley Fobi’s cross from the right flank to put Meteors 1-0 up on the 74’ minute.
Meteor nearly doubled their lead, but this time, the scorer’s effort missed the posts by an inch. Meteors piled pressure but could not found the back of the next.
Meteors keeper Kwame Baah produce a stunning low save to make the game still 1-0 on the 84’ minute at the El Salam Stadium.
A minute later, Meteors doubled their lead, Kwame Owusu run perfectly onto Emmanuel Lomottey’s flicked header, the Black Stars forward struck the ball beyond Mali keeper to get his second goal of the night and in the tournament in general.
Meteors have booked a place into the Semi-finals of the Africa U-23 Nations Cup. Their qualification came after seeing Egypt also defeat Rigobert Son’s side 2-1 in the other group A game in Cairo International Stadium.
Cameroon who recorded 4 point out of the group together with Mali who also recorded zero point are out of the tournament.