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Habib Mohammed nets late equaliser to secure draw for Ghana Black meteors in AFCON U23 opener

The Black Meteors needed a late equaliser to rescue a point from their group A opener in the U23 AFCON 2019 being held in Egypt.

Habib Mohammed scored in the 86th minute to level the score in what was a tough night for the Meteors.

The game began with the Meteors exerting a bit of dominance and controlled the opening stages of the game.

Attacking midfield trio Evans Mensah, Yaw Yeboah and Issah Abass saw much of the ball and had some joy down the flanks but without any real threat.

This led to the lone striker, Kwabena Owusu casting an isolated figure up front.

Soon, the Cameroonians settled into the game and shut out the Ghanaian attack. They sat back and allowed Ghana to attack them while hoping for some joy on the break.

The first half ended in a stalemate with both sides failing to break the deadlock.

The second half began the same way the first ended with the meteors having the better share of possession.

However, the Cameroonians got a rare break and eventually won a freekick at the edge of the box in the 60th minute.

Franck Evina duly converted to give the young lions the lead and send them into delirium.

The goal sprang Cameroon to action and they could have had another with Ayuk placing his shot just wide from outside the area.

The Black Meteors had a brilliant opportunity in the 68th minute to draw level but Owusu shot wide after being played in by Yaw Yeboah.

Ghana continued to push hard and eventually got the equaliser through Habib Mohammed in the 86th minute.

Both sides couldn’t find the winner as the points are shared. Ghana now face a tough task and need a result against Egypt and Mali in their last two group stage games.

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