Ghana qualify for CHAN final after beating Nigeria on penalties



Ten-man Ghana advanced to the final of the African Nations Championship after beating arch-rivals Nigeria 4-1 on penalties on Wednesday. 

Ghana held off a Nigeria onslaught for over an hour at Free State Stadium after suffering a setback in the 64th minutes when defender Kwabena Adeuei was sent off for a second booking following a foul on striker Abubakar Ibrahim in a bruising West Africa semifinal derby.
Nigeria were guilty of poor finishing throughout the 120 minutes and it came back to haunt them in the shoot-out when their star man Christantus Ejike converted the Super Eagles’ solitary penalty.
Ghana goalkeeper Stephen Adams who limped through extra time with a groin injury was the Black Stars hero, saving Solomon Kwambe’s spot kick before Ugonna Uzochukwu skied his penalty to extinguished Nigeria’s hopes of a continental double after last year’s AFCON triumph.
Meanwhile, Ghana sailed though to their first final since 2009 thanks to successful spot kicks taken by Michael Akuffo, Theohilus Anobaah, Samuel Ainooson and the clincher from Abraham Attobrah.
Ghana face Libya on February 1 in the final in Cape Town after the latter also went through after beating Zimbabwe on post match penalties to reach their debut CHAN final.



  1. wut says:

    Normal service restored

  2. Stranger Danger says:

    GHANA!!!!! Hell YEA! now time for the cup!

  3. spellBOUND says:

    we need to take these boys to kick for the foreign black stars during panel ties. aaaaaah, they kicked with pinpoint precision…..oooohh boys, urge made us very proud. naija should shut for for a while after this defeat. Adams needs to be looked at closely. the last 2 games, he has made some great saves.

    NONI, 9jas first HE-GOAT – where r u?????

  4. wut says:

    NO news. it was expected. Ghana was just doing to 9ja what it does to them anytime anywhere.

  5. Zargon says:

    Ghana the best hahahaha

  6. kobina-bonso says:

    Congratulations, well done

  7. Keith from germany says:

    Well done

  8. Thegreates says:

    No fools should ever insult Konadu again in their stupid lives

  9. NONI says:


  10. 9jas says:

    I am a stupid nigerian too

  11. HE-GOAT says:

    I am a goat. My name tells it all.

  12. Viper says:

    Now that we have qualified,we have to calm our tits down and move the ball around.The keeper is good,really good,he’s impressed me throughout the tourney,the two central defenders are equally good…they wouldn’t be a bad addition to the main team…How did the coach do it?

    • spellBOUND says:

      true say viper. the defense is going to win us this championship. they and the keeper are good. yahaya is impotent. aaaaaaah why was he the only player slipping and falling as soon as he touched the ball. was he playing on a different field as compare to the other players? the coach needs to look to at a possible replacement. our defense will win the final for us. the keeper needs to be looked at as a possibility to back up kwaresay. or at least call him up for some friendlies to test him. the calm and pinpoint accuracy of the panelties was very impressive.


  13. kind usa says:

    The boys are good

  14. Ghanaboy says:

    GHANA *GH* beating NAIJA *NG* is no news!!!
    We always beat dem…..

  15. Assemblyman says:

    Stephen Adams gives a strong case why a local goalkeeper should be considered a place into the national team to Brazil in place of malfunctioning Mr.Dr.Hon.Ing.Alhaji President General Fatau Dauda.After Kwarasey,Adjei or maybe Braimah.I believe a more confident and better goalkeepers with the local blackstars team being Ofoli Adade,Stephen Adams or Baah.Should be considered ahead of Dauda.
    And if this case of conflict of interest persist,our national team goalie trainer Yakubu should be fired!!!..
    Well done Ghana’s CHAN team..

  16. papa says:

    i really like the central defenders. especially number 5. that guy is damn good.

    as for my 419 bros.. pack ur bags. i am celebrating in lagos

  17. Ike says:

    Ghana and penalties ae compatible dis days…sad the better on open play lost.

    • spellBOUND says:

      better? there is no better in loosing. the better loser or the better loes is an oxymoron phrase. it does not makes sense. don’t come here with your ” the better team lose” crap……@ the end, THE BETTER TEAM WON. PERIOD.

  18. EA1us says:

    MIGHTY GHANA all day, with this defence AA should think again during the wc; also, the goal keeper….

  19. kwame says:

    Well done boys and congratulations. My advise for the coach, please do not field Yahaya again. That boy is a liability without question. I cannot believe Kwesi Appiah is considering him for Brazil

  20. Lucan says:

    Congrats to Ghana,coming from a genuine Nigerian…you guys deserved the final ticket! go and do the business against Libya and make West Africa proud,rivalry or rivalry we should give credit to whom it is due.

  21. Lucan says:

    congrats to the local based Black stars :)

  22. selfmade says:

    Am having chicken soup for supper!!! Ghanaians love chicken too much n that’s why they always go wild whenever there is a chicken around! Papa ajasco and mister ibu are sad though they ve tried to crack jokes for their crying country men !!!!!!

  23. zambia one says:

    This is just chan torna u idiots

  24. Pundit says:

    If Libya loses in the final,i will have my leg amputated.

  25. MAWUDEKA says:

    what is the Ghana match on Saturday

  26. apiangalege says:

    From Nigeria with greetings. I want to say congratulations to your team for their achievement last night.I hope yoi win the trophy on Sunday…No lelelized qualmsification!

  27. WC from Botswana says:

    10 man Ghana + Assistant Coach + bias Zambian referee seeking revenge for WC ass whipping and yet Ghana still through. I wish I’m Ghanaian. They conceded just 2 goals so far in CHAN, wow! I think their World Cup chances are brighter because that red carded Edusei is a great defender.

    Anyway, I wish u guys well. Nigerians have a big mouth in Africa football but small brains. Ghanaians are quiet and generally decent with strong mental acumen.

    What Ghana displayed yesterday is mental toughness, coupled with discipline and resilience. These are traits of true champions, not just one miraculous trophy but consistency in form.

    Ghana used Assistant Coah Mazwell Konedu, Nigeria brought on their best Coach, African coach of the year Keshi, but in the end, we all saw who the true tactician is. Full respect to Ghana. Nigeria, back to Calabar for the drawing board.

    As for Zambia, what your bias referee did to the Ghananians yesterday is terrible, don’t settle your scores by selling your conscience. You denied Ghana a key player (Edusei) so Nigeria can break through their defence but Ghana proved a more disciplined side.

    I miss Zambia in the tournament, but Botswana will be the first SADC country to win a CHAN or impress at a World Cup, mark my words

    • Billymoore says:

      Thanks man. Ghana has conceded one goal not two. We drew against Libya in our second group match. Yesterday’s match was a match between the best attaching team against the best defensive team. And you are right. The Zambia referee was a shame to the game. Let his conscience deal with him after the team he favoured lost right before his eyes.

  28. ophri jato says:

    yahaya Mohammed is the most useless player I’ve ever. Seen on this planet….tweaaa!!!

  29. Zambian says:

    Congratulations to Ghana. Am Zambian and supported Ghana through out,not that i hate Nigeria but to me Ghana was the underdog in that match but played better than Nigeria.Please dont blame the Zambian referee,I dont think there was any revenge of any kind. In my analysis,He actually denied Nigeria a clear penalty, But that is football. You impressed me especially in the first half….I missed my Chipolopolo team.

    • Billymoore says:

      I respect your opinion if you say Ghana was an underdog in the match but disagree with anyone who holds that position. Nigeria before the semi-final match had played 4 games, winning 3 and losing 1. They scored 12 goals; amazing, but conceded a whopping 8 goals. Clearly they were the best attacking team with the worse defense. averagely, Nigeria scoreline per match therefore will read 3:2. Ghana on the other had played 4, won 3 and drew 1, scoring 4 and conceding 1. Ghana has the best defense along side Zimbabwe. Simple policy. If We don’t score you, you won’t score us either. So a match of 2 strengths; best attack against best defense. And Ghana’s game plan prevailed; We don’t score you don’t score.

  30. Olu of 9ja says:

    Congrats to our Ghana brothers.They derserve it with a fighting spirit.
    But the future also look bright for our young eagle players to dominate Africa football as they play with pleasure.

  31. johnny says:

    Nigeria is not going to dominate anything. Ghana is always going to give them hell, in football.

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