Ghana has reached the last four of the ongoing AFCON 217 in Gabon.
Jordan Ayew scored the first when he curled the ball past the Congolese shot stopper LEy Matampi in the 62nd minute. His goal was cancelled out by Paul Jose M’Poku. M’Poku sent a long range shot from outside the box.
Ande Ayew sealed the win in Ghana’s favour when he netted a penalty in the final minutes of the game. The result was expected going by the history of the West African side at the African Nations’ Cup. It marked the sixth straight semi final appearance for Ghana and it brings them closer to their dream of winning the title after 35 years.
The first half started slowly but the second half was a different ball game.
Hull City striker Dieumerci Mbokani had the best chances for Congo but he could not convert them. He hit the frame work and when he partnered with Junior Kabananga his teammate fired the chance over the bar.
Jordan scored his first of the tournament but his lead only lasted five minutes as Congo responded. The game could have gone to extra time before Christian Atsu was fouled in the 18-yard area by Lomalisa Mutambala. He referee did not give him a second yellow card even though his challenge was worth it. That single foul ended the game at that point.
The Leopards tried unsucceffuly to get another equalizer but they failed. Avram Grant’s men started the celebrations when the referee called time on the encounter.