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Ayew Brothers take Ghana into Semi-Finals

A Cameroon supporter cheers ahead of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final match between Senegal and Cameroon in Franceville Ayew Brothers take Ghana into Semi-Finals
Nathaniel Diaz | 31 January, 2017, 00:57

They are the sons of Ghana football legend Abedi "Pele" Ayew, ranked among the greatest African footballers of all time.

The Stars returned a better side in the second half with Jordan taking up his leading role with much objective as a 50th minute free kick from Wakaso hit Matampi in post for the Congolese and returned into play but with no one to connect for the Stars. Forward Aziz Bouhaddouz missed three good chances for Morocco after that.

The brothers were on target as Ghana reached the semi-finals for the Afcon in Gabon with a 2-1 victory over DR Congo on Sunday.

Egypt will now fly to Gabon's capital Libreville where they will take on Burkina Faso in the first semi-final on Wednesday.

His team will head to Franceville to face Cameroon, while for DR Congo there was disappointment after they had looked like genuine contenders to win the trophy with their performances in the group stage.

The Congolese however equalised in the 68th minute after Paul-Jose M'poku scored from a long range shot.

Congo were the architects of their own downfall after that though as defender Joyce Lomalisa clumsily fouled Christian Atsu in the box and Andre Ayew converted the penalty.

"We corrected some mistakes at half-time and were a totally different team in the second half", Ghana coach Avram Grant told SuperSport.

Burkina Faso beat Tunisia with two goals in the last nine minutes, Cameroon knocked out Senegal in a penalty shootout, Ghana killed off Congo's challenge with a late penalty, and substitute Kahraba gave Egypt its last-gasp win over North African rival Morocco.

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