South Africans delighted by Ghana's disastrous AFCON display after shocking exit

South Africans delighted by Ghana's disastrous AFCON display after shocking exit

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
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  • Fans of South Africa have taken to social media to express their excitement after Ghana were eliminated from AFCON
  • The Black Stars were bundled out of the tournament after a shocking defeat to debutants Comoros Island
  • South Africans feel aggrieved after losing a World Cup qualifier to Ghana in controversial circumstance in Cape Coast last year

Football fans in South Africa are mocking the Black Stars of Ghana following their group stage exit from the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

The four times African champions were eliminated from the tournament after a 3-2 defeat to debutants Comoros Island on Tuesday night in Garoua.

The result left fans of the Bafana Bafana happy, with many taking to social media to express their happiness.

Daniel Amartey playing against Comoros. SOURCE: Twitter/ @ghanasoccernet
South Africans delighted by Ghana's disastrous AFCON display after shocking exit. SOURCE: Twitter/ @ghanasoccernet
Source: Twitter
"What comes around goes around....they have roped SA...on world cup for dem the pain is still coming....not over yet..," wrote Moses Moss in a reply to the match report on Twitter.
"It was obvious Ghana was not Good enough to continue further than here. Mostly they rely on match officials and fifa. They are still going to be eliminated for World Cup qualifies unless match officials and fifa help them again," added Michael Ntuli.
"Well done Comoros, Partey should rush back to London for the game against Liverpool on Thursday," wrote the Plumbishto.
"What U were expecting after robbing us.. No world Cup for too," adds Pheleu.
"May the football gods keep on punishing Ghana," Johnny Masilela wrote.

South Africa lost a World Cup qualifier to Ghana in November last year after Senegalese referee Ndiaye Marguette awarded the Black Stars a penalty, which was converted by Andre AYew.

How Black Stars lost to Comoros

Debutants Comoros wasted no time in sending signals of their intentions after netting the opener after just four minutes, when forward El Fardou Ben Mohammed left goalkeeper Jojo Wollocat stunned with a left foot strike.

The Black Stars were reduced to ten men after 25 minutes, after the referee sent off captain Andre Ayew for a foul of Comoros goalie Ben Moina. Comoros took advantage and got their second on the hour mark through Ahmed Mogni.

But Ghana responded through second half substitute Richmond Boakye Yiadom and defender Alexander Djiku to level the score with 13 minutes remaining.

And just when Ghana were chasing for a winner, Comoros punished them with a third five minutes remaining.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.
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