CHAN 2022: Black Galaxies knocked out of tournament by Niger

CHAN 2022: Black Galaxies knocked out of tournament by Niger

  • The Black Galaxies of Ghana are out of the CHAN tournament
  • Ghana were knocked out of the competition by Niger at the quarter-final stage
  • Niger will next face host Algeria in the last four of the tournament

Ghana have been eliminated from the CHAN tournament in Algeria after a shock 2-0 defeat to Niger on Saturday evening.

An own goal from Konadu Yiadom and a stunning strike from Soumana Hainikoye ensured Niger are through to the semi-finals.

The Black Galaxies looked shaky at the start of the game as right-back Augustine Agyapong nearly scored an own goal, but for the quick intervention of goalkeeper Danlad Ibrahim.

Niger, Ghana, CHAN Tournament, Algeria
Niger have beaten Ghana to progress to the semi-final of the CHAN tournament. Credit: @CAF_Online
Source: Twitter

Moments later, the Menas broke the deadlock after Ghana defender Konadu Yiadom turned in a header from Imarana Seyni into his own net.

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Ghana were awoken from their slumber as they began to dominate possession but failed to create opportunities upfront.

Winger Jonah Attuquaye came close with a header from a Dennis Korsah cross.

The Nigeriens came close just before half time but goalkeeper Ibrahim produced a solid save to keep the score at 1-0.

Just like they started the first half, Niger immediately doubled their lead after the break with a stunning effort from Soumana Hainikoye.

Coach of the Black Galaxies Annor Walker made a couple of substitutions, bringing on Gladson Awako and Augustine Boakye for Kofi Kordzi and Sylvester Simba.

Kwame Out, who came on for Attuquaye had the ball into the net but the referee spotted a foul, turning down the goal.

Ghana huffed and puffed, but it was the Nigeriens who created the most chances and should have added a third.

Niger will face host Algeria in the semi-final of the CHAN tournament.

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Ghana to face Niger

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that 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.