AFCON 2017: Ghana to play Cameroon in a repeat of 2008 semifinal

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The final four semifinals spot of Africa Cup of Nations 2017 have been decided after Egypt and Ghana secured victories in their respective quarterfinals to join Burkina Faso and Cameroon in the last four.

Two goals from the Ayew brother ensured Ghana made it to the semifinal despite Mpoku pulling one back for the Leopards.

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.

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The newly-inaugurated VEEP of Ghana, however, cautioned the team to be wary of Cameroon, as they might not be an easy team to vanquish.

Morocco's Mbark Boussoufa had earlier curled a shot from outside the box against the crossbar and striker Aziz Bouhaddouz missed a sitter from close range.

At 1-1, the definitive moment came when Christian Atsu sped onto a pass late on and was tripped by Lomalisa Mutambala, giving Andre Ayew his chance from the spot.

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Earlier, Jordan Ayew gave Ghana the lead and older brother Andre Ayew swept in a 78th-minute penalty for the victor to beat Congo at Stade d'Oyem. That hasn't meant much for Ghana, though, with the four-time champion still looking for a first triumph since 1982.

Egypt's story goes on in Gabon after the team, the dominant force in African football for so long, failed to even make it to the last three African Nations Cups with political turmoil back home.

West Ham's Andre Ayew then sealed qualification for the Black Stars after slotting in a penalty late in the game to send the Congolese side packing.

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