2019 AFCON: Ghana 1-1 Tunisia - Black Stars' AFCON journey ended after losing on penalties Featured
08 Jul

2019 AFCON: Ghana 1-1 Tunisia - Black Stars' AFCON journey ended after losing on penalties

Tunisia have knocked out the Black Stars from the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after whipping the West African country 5-4 on penalties.

Ghana suffered an elimination from the competition through penalty shootouts after the entire duration has ended in 1-1 stalemate at the Ismailia Stadium.
 
The Black Stars has an early attempt on the fifth minute as Thomas Partey's low cross was deflected behind by Ferjani Sassi.
 
Defender Kasim Nuhu came close to fire the opener on the 16th minute but his powerful header was denied by the woodwork.
 
Italy-based midfielder Afriyie Acquah unleased a 25-yard drive but Tunisia goalkeeper Hassen Mouez fisted it out on the 40th minute.
 
On the stroke of halftime, Captain Andre Ayew's celebration was cut short by the assistant referee after cool finish as he signaled that there was a handball in the build-up.
 
Both sides failed to score as the first department ended in a 0-0 draw at the Ismailia Stadium.
 
After the break, the two teams managed to score as it ended in a 1-1 stalemate.
 
Ghana started the second half brightly as Samuel Owusu and Thomas Partey tried their lucks in the early minutes.
 
Ellyes Skhiri could have bagged the lead but his header was denied by the post on the 72nd minute of the game.
 
A minute later, Taha Khenissi grabbed the lead for the Carthage Eagles after running towards the near post and slot it past goalkeeper Richard Ofori.
 
Ghana continued to mount pressure on the Tunisians as they were in search the leveller in the dying embers of the match.
 
Mubarak Wakaso was denied equaliser by a fingertip save by Mouez Hassen, who gets the slightest of touches to push it on to the post and keep it out. 
 
Caleb Ekuban and Asamoah Gyan were introduced to replace Afriyie Acquah and Andre Ayew.
 
Substitute Rami Bedoui scored an own goal to hand the Black Stars the equaliser which resulted the match into an extra 30 minutes.
 
During the extra time, Goalkeeper Mouez Hassen grabbed an Asamoah Gyan header in spectacular two-handed leaping style as Richard Ofori also made a magnificent save to deny Wahbi Khazri from netting the match winner.
 
A late effort from Jordan Ayew went into the hands of the Tunisian goalkeeper as the entire duration of the game ended in a one-all draw.
 
Ghana were beaten 5-4 on penalties after Caleb Ekuban missed his kick.
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