Ayew brothers goal propel Ghana to AFCON semi-final

Ghana Black Stars progressed to the semi-finals of the 2017 African Cup of Nations in Gabon by beating DR Congo by 2-0.

Two goals from brothers Andre Ayew and Jordan Ayew ensured the Ghanaians made it to the next round of the most biggest football festival in Africa.

The Black Stars had a difficult first half managing only two shots on target.

The Leopards were the dangerous side and looked to be the side to take the lead but saw all their effort go waste.

Striker Mbokani came close to getting the first goal of the game but his shot was brilliantly saved by goalkeeper Razak Brimah who was alert

Back from recess,  Ghana upped their game with dangerous incursions into the Congolese penalty box looking for the opener.

The pressing for a goal from the Ghanaians yielded fruit when Jordan Ayew the youngest of the brothers scored to put the Stars in front.

Jordan received a pass from Mubarak Wakaso rounded two defenders before lifting the ball over the Congolese goalkeeper.

Lack of concentration on the part of the Black Stars saw Mpoku leveled for Congo few minutes after Ghana had taken the lead.

With just few minutes left, many believed the game was heading for an extra time but skipper of the day Andre Ayew handed Ghana the much needed win with a beautiful converted a penalty.

The four-time AFCON winners who are chasing their fifth title will face Cameroon on Thursday in the semi-final game.

The indomitable lions defeated Senegal 5-4 on penalties to reach this stage.

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