Ghana extend record with sixth straight Africa Cup of Nations semi-final berth

Stars AfconGhana held the record previously with five consecutive appearances in the semi-final

Ghana extended its record as the country with the highest number of successive appearances in the semi-final of the Africa Cup of Nations when they reached the last four on Sunday.

The Black Stars reached a sixth consecutive Africa Cup of Nations semi-final after edging a plucky DR Congo 2-1 on Sunday in Oyem.

Ghana held the record previously with five consecutive appearances in the semi-final and have now taken it to six.

Jordan and his elder brother Andre scored the pair of second half goals with Paul-Jose M’Poku’s consolation goal in between as the Black Stars secured their place in the last four.

The Black Stars were playing without talisman Asamoah Gyan who is picked up an injury in the final Group D match against Egypt.

Since 2008 when Ghana hosted the tournament, they have reached the medal zone of every other Nations Cup they have played in.

Ghana will meet Cameroon, who beat favourites Senegal 5-4 on penalties, in Thursday’s second semi-final in Franceville.

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