Ghana advanced to the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations with a dramatic 2-1 victory over South Africa to qualify alongside Algeria.

South Africa went ahead courtesy of a goal of the tournament effort from Masango, who volleyed a looping shot over Khuzwayo from ouside the box.
With Algeria leading Senegal, the goal incredibly meant that it would go down to a drawing of lots between Senegal and South Africa to see who would progress in second place.
But with time running out and South Africa sitting back and inviting pressure on themselves, substitute John Boye pounced on a mishit Afriyie Acquah shot to pull a goal back.
And when Andre Ayew bravely headed home from Rahman Baba’s wonderful cross seven minutes from time, Ghana were going through alongside Algeria.
A goal from South Africa still would have been enough to rescue Senegal but Ghana held out to secure their place.

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