Cordoba striker Kwabena Owusu climbed off the bench to score twice as Ghana’s Black Meteors beat Mali 2-0 in the their final group game at the Ongoing U-23 Afcon in Egypt.
Ghana were lacklustre in the first half and were terrible in their man marking, allowing the counterparts from Mali to pass the ball freely.
Ibrahim Kone’s header missed the Ghanaian goal narrowly before the staunch striker saw his left-footed thunderbolt stike parried away by Ghanaian goalie Kwame Baah.
Ghana came back from the recess more motivated and looked quite purposeful in the final third.
FC Cordoba striker leavens Pepsi who had come under some stick in recent times, replaced Ruben Polley upfront.
Kwabena Owusu’simpact was instant as he guided a beautiful header towards the far post connecting perfectly with Kingsley Fobi’s cross.
The Malian’s continued to dominate possession but were profligate upfront.
Mali were punished moments later when Super substitute Kwabena Owusu seized a terrible backpass in the Mali defence increase Ghana’s goal tally to two.
Ghana progress to the semi-final after Cameroon lost to Egypt in the other group A game.
The Black Meteors will have to be amongst the best three to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.
Story by: Godfred Dampte-Larbie | universnewsroom.com