Ghana have suffered an early exit in the 2023 TotalEnergies U-23 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) after drawing 1-1 with Guinea in the final group game at the Grand Stade of Tangier.
A second half strike from Ibrahim Breze Fofana cancelled Emmanuel Yeboah’s first half strike as the two sides share the spoils.
Despite the dominance from the Guineans, it was Ghana who broke the deadlock after 33 minutes, Emmanuel Yeboah finished off a smart play with Fatawu Issahaku.
Heading into the final minutes of the first half, Ghana were denied a second by a smart stop from Mory Keita, keep out a low volley from Hafiz Ibrahim.
Guinea returned from the break taking the ball to Ghana as they chase for the equalizer.
Their pressure finally paid off in the 64th minute. Ibrahim Breze Fofana blasted home a shot on the edge of the box to make it 1-1.
Substitute Ernest Nuamah came close to restoring Ghana’s lead but was denied by the goalkeeper.
Despite huffing and puffing pushing for the winners, the Guineas held on to secure a place in the knockout round of the competition.
The other group game saw Egypt defeat Congo 1-0 to win the group.
Ghana’s exit means the Black Meteors will not feature at the 2024 Olympics games in Paris.