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AFCON U23: Ghana to face South Africa in third place playoff
Ghana will take on South Africa in the third place playoff at the Africa U23 Cup of Nations.
The Black Meteors have one more chance to grab the available slot to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo but will need to see off a strong South African side who lost 3-0 to host Egypt in the semi-finals.
The Amaglug-glug could not match up the Young Pharaohs at the Cairo International Stadium as they tasted their first defeat in the competition.
Ghana had earlier lost on penalties to West African neighbours Cote d’ Ivoire in the other semi-final match after a 2-2 draw in regulation time.
The two sides (Ghana and South Africa) will clash for the only available ticket on Friday.
Coach Ibrahim Tanko’s side are chasing their first Olympic Games appearance since 2004.
Host Egypt and Cote d’ Ivoire have already confirmed their places at next year’s Olympics.
By Frank Darkwah