CHAN 2022: Black Galaxies to Face Niger in Quarter Final Clash

CHAN 2022: Black Galaxies to Face Niger in Quarter Final Clash

  • Ghana will face Niger in the quarter-final of the CHAN tournament
  • The Black Galaxies finished second in Group C after beating Sudan last Sunday
  • Ghana will square off with Niger on Saturday in Oran

The Black Galaxies of Ghana will face Niger in the quarter-finals of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) currently ongoing in Algeria.

Niger defeated Cameroon to finish top of Group E and set up a clash with the two-time finalist.

Ghana and Niger will square off on Saturday, January 28, at the Miloud Hadefi Stadium in Oran, Algeria.

Black Galaxies, Ghana, CHAN 2022, Algeria, Niger
The Black Galaxies will face Niger in the last eight of the CHAN tournament in Algeria. Credit: @ghanafaofficial
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The Black Galaxies finished second in Group C after beating Sudan in their second game. Ghana were awarded three points following Morocco's last minute withdrawal from the tournament.

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Niger and Ghana will be meeting for the second time at the tournament, with the Menas holding the bragging rights after beating the Black Galaxies at the group stage in 2011.

Ghana are chasing a first CHAN title after losing twice in the final, first in 2009 and in 2014.

The Black Galaxies have intensified their preparations ahead of Saturday's clash. The winner of the game will face the victor in the match between Ivory Coast and Algeria.

Black Galaxies beat Sudan

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that the Black Galaxies of Ghana recovered from their opening day defeat at the CHAN tournament in Algeria to beat Sudan 3-1 in their second Group C game.

Despite conceding first, Ghana responded through Hearts of Oak defender Konadu Yiadom before teammates Daniel Afriyie Barnieh and Suraj Seidu sealed victory in the second half.

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The game littered with VAR decisions saw a third goal from the Black Galaxies ruled out for offside before Barnieh was sent off.

Ghana coach reacts after Sudan win

Black Galaxies coach, Annor Walker has praised the character of his team after a sensational comeback victory against Sudan in the second Group C game at the CHAN tournament.

Ghana was pegged down early in the game after Sudan took the lead through Al Gozoli Hussein Mohammed.

A spirited second half performance saw Ghana end the game 3-1 victors, with goals from Hearts of Oak's trio Konadu Yiadom, Daniel Afriyie Barnieh and Suraj Seidu.