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Evans Mensah 'gutted' after Ghana failed to qualify for Tokyo 2020

Published on: 23 November 2019

Black Meteors winger Evans Mensah has expressed disappointment after Ghana failed to qualify for the Olympic games in Tokyo next year.

The HJK Helsinki attacker produced a magnificent display against South Africa as Ghana U-23 lost on penalties to miss out on Tokyo 2020.

"Very gutted but thank you all for your massive support," he tweeted after the game.

Mensah was Ghana's brightest spot at the tournament after netting three goals and was adjudged man of the match twice at the competition.

The 21-year was also named in the team of the tournament, the only Ghanaian in the list.

In the game, Ghana twice came from behind to level the scores in regulation time, after Evans Mensah and Samuel Obeng had leveled goals from Habib Mohammed (own goal) and Kamohelo Abel.

Habib forced an own goal after misdirecting a Luther Signh cross into his own net before Evans Mensah's sumptions strike leveled the scores on 50 minutes.

The Black Meteors again fell back second half substitute Kamohelo Abel's goal before Samuel Obeng made the best from the wizardry skills of Evans Mensah on the right.

The game headed straight in to penalty shootouts, and Ghana missed three spot kicks with the South Africans missing two after seven kicks.

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