Niger kicked out the Black Galaxies of Ghana, eliminating them to qualify for the semi-finals of the Championship of African Nations tournament in Algeria.
The Nigerien football team achieved a great feat after defeating the Black Galaxies 2-0 at the Miloud Hadefi Stadium in Oran on Saturday.
A defensive blunder let down the Black Galaxies at halftime in Algeria. Attempting goal five times with thirty-three dangerous attacks, the Black Galaxies were unable to find the net as an early goal from Imarana Senyi left the Galaxies on the hook.
With their dominant play, the Black Galaxies failed to pose a threat, as they recorded no shot on target. Danlad Ibrahim came to the rescue of his side with a crucial save before the blunder that resulted in the goal.
The Nigerien, despite having less possession in the game, appeared more dangerous with the ball than the Black Galaxies.
Five minutes into the second half, a curling shot from Suomara Haiyikoye doubled Niger’s advantage.
Despite Annor Walker deploying his arsenal and playing high-line football against the Nigerien, they were unable to score an equaliser.
The Nigerien team continued with their dangerous attacks up front, frequently overshadowing the Ghanaian side’s defence, but they were unable to score a goal to make three.
The restless Black Galaxies edged on several occasions with long passes, but their indecision cost them the game.
Niger will face the host nation Algeria in the semifinals after defeating the Black Galaxies.
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