Ghana will face Cameroon in the Africa Cup of Nations semifinal on Thursday after goals from Ghana’s Ayew brothers saw off Congo in a bruising encounter. They will be joined by Egypt, who beat Morocco with a late winner.DR Congo 1-2 Ghana
(M’Poku 68′ – J. Ayew 63′, A. Ayew 78′ pen.)
Ghana are in the semifinals of the Africa Cup of Nations after beating Congo 2-1 Sunday.
Brothers Jordan and Andre Ayew were both on target, with the latter sealing victory from the spot to set up a last-four clash with Cameroon in Franceville on Thursday.
Jordan opened the scoring after just over an hour of a tight, bruising quarterfinal in northern Gabon, but Congo drew level five minutes later through Paul Jose Mpoku’s swerving shot, before Andre Ayew re-established Ghana’s lead.
They are the sons of Ghana football legend Abedi ‘Pele’ Ayew, ranked among the greatest African footballers of all time.
Ghana are looking to end a run of 35 years without a Cup of Nations title.
Egypt 1-0 Morocco
Midfielder Mahmoud Kahraba was the hero as Egypt beat north African rivals Morocco with a late winner at Stade de Port-Gentil.
The goal broke Moroccan hearts as they had dominated for long periods but couldn’t make the breakthrough in a game that lacked attacking quality.
But with extra time looming, Egypt’s moment came with three minutes of normal time to play. Mohamed Salah swung in a corner, which was flicked on and eventually turned in by Kahraba.
Egypt will face Burkina Faso in the last four Wednesday.