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AFCON 2017: Ghana ousts DR Congo to reach record six consecutive semis

The Black Stars of Ghana became the first nation to reach six consecutive AFCON semi finals after beating the Leopards of DR Congo 2-1 thanks to a match winning goal from captain Andre Dede Ayew.

Ghana went into the game seeking to advance to the next round and ensure their ambition of winning the title is on course.

The Leopards had so many chances in the first half but failed to make Ghana pay and let all the chances went begging. The first half ended with Ghana yet to create a goalscoring chance but the game sparked into life in the second 45 mins of the West African affair.

Ghana took the lead through Jordan Ayew as Mubarak Wakaso robbed of DR Congo the ball and laid a perfect pass to Jordan who beat away two tackles to plant the ball at the back of the net.

Ghana has been noted for winning 1-0 but were pegged back as MPoku scored from long range to level the scores 1-1. Ghana retook the lead as Christian Atsu was fouled in the box when put through on goal resulting in a penalty which captain Andre Dede Ayew slotted home to give Ghana the lead which turned up to be the match winner.

Despite DR Congo charge for an equaliser, Ghana goalkeeper, Razak Braimah and players stood firm as the regulation time and additional time of 4mins came by resulting in the final whistle.

Ghana are through to the semi finals and will take on Cameroon on Thursday starting 19:00GMT in the semi finals.

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