Moussa Sow smashed a late injury-time winner to earn Senegal victory over the Black Stars. He has done it in the most dramatic way! Sow was a late substitute, who only came on the pitch in the 79th minute, and he scored with nearly the last kick of the game in the 93rd minute, slotting in a finessed finished from the edge of the penalty box, to snatch a vital three points for the Teranga Lions.

Ghana started well, and were on the front foot when Andre Ayew calmly slotted home. Ayew, who plays a winger for the French Ligue 1 club Marseille, scored a first-half penalty for Ghana in the 13th minute of the game, after Everton winger Christian Atsu was felled in the area by Senegal's goalkeeper Bouna Coundoul.


After the Black Starts lead in the first half, the Terenga Lions have taken much better shape in the second half and they hit back through an effort from Kara Mbodj which smashed the bar, before Stoke City's Mame Biram Diouf headed in an equaliser in the 58th minute.

The game then looked as though it was heading for a stalemate, which would have been the fourth time a game finished 1-1 in the tournament in five games. However, Senegal maintained with persistence to the final whistle, which paid - off as Fenerbache's Sow scored the winner right at the death.

The Black Stars will look back on the game with haste, knowing that they missed a catalogue of chances in the first-half, when they should have doubled their lead. Their performance was not good enough, which was not helped by the absence of Asamoah Gyan, who was recovering from malaria.


The Teranga Lions were a better team, with more experienced and physical players. The snatched victory from the Black Stars will cement their second place in the group C, behind Algeria who earlier beat South Africa 3-1. This is a big step towards qualifying for the knockout stages.

Of the two teams, the Black Starts have a better history in the African Cup of Nations; they were runners up twice, in 2009 and 2014. Senegal's best result was in 2009 when they came fourth. #Football