By Beng Emmanuel
Ahmed Yasser scored a late goal as host Egypt came from behind twice to beat Ghana 3-2 and reach the semi final of the 2019 U-23 African Cup of Nations.
Ghana’s Black Meteors were quicker on terms when Yaw Yeboah gave the tournament debutants a shock 6th minute lead.
Mostafa Mohammed intervened and canceled Ghana’s early lead 17 minutes into the game.
Both sides were on a tight 1-1 draw at the break.
Two terrible goalkeeping errors from Ghana’s keeper Kwame Baah inspired Egypt to a comeback within six minutes.
Ramadan Sobhi who was named Total Man of the Match got a crucial 82nd minute equaliser before Ahmed Yasser fired the host to their second consecutive victory as they became the first nation to reach the last four.
Egypt lead group A with 6 points with two victories.
They face second placed Cameroon on Thursday while Mali who became the first nation to be eliminated face Ghana.