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Africa, Under 20s

Young Black Stars Near to Elimination

Ghana are under pressure and will need to rely on other results to secure their bleak hopes of qualification

Ghana’s hopes of reaching the semi-finals of the African Youth Championship are all but over.

After loosing against Nigeria in their opening game, Ghana were held by Gambia in their second match, drawing the game with one goal each.

The result propelled Cameroon into the semi-finals and gave them qualification for the Under 20 World Cup in Colombia later in the summer.

Frank Ohandza got the only goal of the game as they beat Nigeria and set up a semi-final encounter against the runner up of Group A.

South Africa and Egypt will fight it out for that place as they lie second and third in Group A and are equal on points.

After Mali qualified with one game to spare, South Africa and Egypt meet in the final group game to decide second place in the group.

After an opening defeat for the hosts, South Africa defeated Lesotho. Letsie Koapeng put them in front and Lucky Nguaza scored his third goal in two games to put the hosts 2-0 ahead at the break. Lesotho managed to get one goal back in the second half but it wasn’t enough and they were subsequently knocked out of the tournament.

Amara Konaté scored the only goal of the game as Mali beat Egypt to reach the semi finals and join Cameroon at the World Cup in August.

Follow The Youth Radar to find out the consequences of the final games and see which teams make it to Colombia.

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About Tom Bennett

I'm a 21-year-old Multimedia Journalism student at Bournemouth University aspiring to be one of Britain's top sports journalists. Follow me on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for contact and further information.

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