The Black Satellites have been beaten 2-0 by Nigeria’s Flying Eagles in the semi-finals of the ongoing African Youth Championships in Senegal.
The Ghanaians were seeking to make another final of the tournament following successes in the 2009 and 2013 editions but their plans were were complicated after Nigeria took the lead in the first half.
A corner that was swung in from the right hand-side was headed goalwards by Obinna Nwobodo. The ball struck the inside of the post and went in off Ghana goalie Michael Sai who had replaced Seidu Mutawakilu in the starting lineup.
The Black Stars began looking for the equaliser but their domination was not turned into goals as their efforts could not find the net.
The second half followed the same pattern but the Nigerians broke forward in the 71st minute and got their winger tripped by Ghana left-back Patrick Asmah for a penalty.
Muhammed Musah scored to double the lead for the Flying Eagles and send them through to the final on Sunday.
Ghana will now face the loser of the match between Mali and Senegal on Thursday in the third/fourth place playoff on Sunday 22nd March, 2015.
Ghana XI vrs Nigeria:
Michael Sai; Owusu Bempah-Patrick Asmah Joseph Aidoo, Joseph Adjei-Kofi Yeboah, Asiedu Attobrah, Clifford Aboagye, Prosper Kassim-Benjamin Tetteh, Yaw Yeboah,
Nigeria starting lineup:
Enaholo, Muhammed , Abdullahi, Bello, Omega ,Ifeanyi,Idowu, Mathew, Nwobodo, Saleh Awoniyi.
By: Nathan Quao/citifmonline.com/Ghana');