Ghana’s recent run of misfortune at the Africa Cup of Nations continued on Monday when they were bundled out in the last 16 by Tunisia, condemning a side that once ruled African football to their earliest exit since 2006.Ghana had won more Cup of Nations titles than any other country when they were last crowned champions in 1982 but their four trophies have since been surpassed by both Egypt (seven) and Cameroon (five).
Ghana had made it to the semifinals at the six previous tournaments but came up short on each occasion, and the writing was on the wall once again in Ismailia after they had an effort ruled out by the referee and twice hit the woodwork.
We interviewed the MOTM @WakasoBobby after the match…#GHATUN #TotalAFCON2019 pic.twitter.com/2cZQvOyhzK— CAF (@CAF_Online) July 8, 2019
With the game finishing tied at 1-1, Ghana needing a freakish own goal in stoppage time to force extra time, Caleb Ekuban saw his kick saved in the penalty shootout to hand Tunisia a place in the quarterfinals.
Coach Kwesi Appiah lamented yet another shootout loss following similar disappointments in their 2010 World Cup quarterfinal against Uruguay and 2015 Cup of Nations final against Ivory Coast.( Read More ) [via @SuperSportTV]