29th Jan 2017 | by William Bossman
Ayew brothers score to send Ghana into AFCON semis

Ghana has made it into the semis of the 2017 African Cup of Nations after beating DR Congo 2-1 in their quarter final clash played at the Stade D'Oyem on Sunday.

The Ayew brothers (sons of Ghana's soccer maestro Abedi Pele), both scored to book the Black Stars into their 6th successive semi finals place.

After a barren first half, the Black Stars upped their game in the second half and got the opener in the 62nd minute after Jordan Ayew latched on to a defence-splitting pass on the  edge of the penalty box and drove  in a shot to leave the goalkeeper completely stranded.

The Congolese however equalised in the 68th minute after Paul-Jose M'poku scored from a long range shot.

Ghana was however awarded a penalty in the 78th minute after pacy winger Christian Atsu was tripped in box.

Stand-in captain Andre Ayew stepped up and slotted home from the spot to give Ghana the much needed win in the game.

The final minutes saw Ghana dictate the pace of the game and play on the break though the Congolese also had few opportunities before the match ended.

Coach Avram Grant's side will face Cameroon in the semi final clash on Thursday February 2 at 19:00 hrs GMT.


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