Ghana exit AFCON U-20 after 1-0 loss to Mali

Ghana’s Black Satellites could not make it to the semi-final stage of the Africa U-20 Cup of Nations after a 1-0 loss to Mali in their final group game. The Satellites needed at least a draw to make it to the next round, and by extension to the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland. But a sloppy defensive clearance in the second half in Saturday’s Group B match saw Mali’s Hadji Drame lob a throw-in past goalkeeper Nurudeen Abdul Manaf for the separator. The Malians held on to secure qualification to the semi-finals. They will face Nigeria on Wednesday. Senegal also maintained their perfect run in the tournament by beating Burkina Faso 5-1 in the final group game. They will play South Africa for a place in the final. By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh||Ghana  ]]>

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