Sunday, February 5, 2012

Ghana Mali Race to the Big Four

Franceville - After Zambia and the Ivory Coast qualified for the 2012 African Nations Cup semi-final, Mali and Ghana became the last team to penetrate the two last four. Both broke their opponents struggled through 90 minutes of normal time.
Party hard quarter-final between Ghana and Tunisia, running a draw in the first minute. But The Black Stars are able to open first goal in the 10th minute, with goals scored by John Mensah.
The new bias Tunisia responded, 32 minutes later. Precisely in the 42nd minute, assisted Saber Khelifa assists from ZouhaierDhaouadi, successful thrilling goal that kept Adam Kwarasey Ghana.
Score of 1-1 did not just survive until the break, but also refused to budge up to two times 45 minutes. So that extra time had to pass a grueling two teams in the middle of a fierce game both from the beginning.
But it seems that Ghana is able to attract the attention of the goddess fortuna. In minute-101 extra time, kippers Tunisia Aymen Mathlouthi made a blunder when cutting the ball a long pass. Catches the ball was bounced from the goalkeeper and Andre Ayew in the face of goal, the ball suddenly cheating. Score of 2-1 was a final score of the quarter-finals of the fourth party.
While earlier in the quarter-finals of the third party, Mali successful host stopped Gabon, to escape into the semi-finals. This action is no less fierce, and even have been accomplished through on penalties after both teams drew 1-1 to keep two extra-time.
Initially, Gabon first winner in the 55th minute, through goals from Eric Mouloungi to maximize feedback from Pierre Aubameyang. But Mali is able to equalize in the 84th minute thanks to goals from Cheikh Diabaté. Penalty shoot-out was unavoidable and a win for Mali after winning 4-5 in a dramatic white dots.
In the semi-finals, Mali has a strong team awaited, at the Stade d'Ivoire Angondjé, Libreville, Thursday (02/07/2012) early the next day. Meanwhile, Ghana has been anticipated at the Estadio de Bata Zambia, Wednesday (02/08/2012) night.


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