Thursday, 28 January 2010

Young Black Stars Beat Old Super Eagles

 By Hakeem Babalola

The Black Stars of Ghana defeated the Semi final specialists, the Super Eagles of Nigeria by a million lone goal in a match the latter had better possession.

The Super Eagles had many chances while the Black Stars converted only the chance they have. Ghanaian goal came in the 21st minute from a corner kick which was beautifully headed in by Asamoah Gyan.

The goal happens to be the only and the winning goal of the match for the young Black Stars who have won the tournament four times but have not since 1982.

The old Super Eagles however have won the cup twice but have since become the semi-final specialists ever since they won the cup in 1994. They have appeared in 13 semi-finals.

While the Super Eagles paraded most of their old players, the Black Stars made use of the team that won the Under-20.

Ghana will now meet Egypt who trashed Algeria 4-0 in the other semi-final in Sunday's final.

It will be recalled that Algeria had sealed Egypt hope of qualifying for the South Africa 2010 world cup last year. What a sweet revenge for the Pharaohs. 

Nigeria and Algeria will fight it out for the third position on Saturday.

Eurospot will show both matches live at 17.00 (Eastern European Time)

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