4-time champions Ghana have been eradicated from the Africa Cup of Nations after crashing 3-2 to minnows Comoros in Group C on Tuesday in Garoua.
The Black Stars had captain Andre Ayew despatched off after 25 minutes and, after wiping out a two-goal deficit, misplaced when Comoros’ Ahmed Mogni scored his second purpose 5 minutes from time.
Morocco and Gabon drew 2-2 in Yaounde in the identical group to retain first and second locations respectively and qualify for the Spherical of 16, which kicks off on Sunday.
Comoros, representing a tiny island nation off the southeast coast of Africa, completed third and should wait till Thursday to know if they’re among the many greatest 4 third-placed groups, who get the final 16 spots.
A disastrous night time for Ghana began after simply 4 minutes when Serbia-based El Fardou Ben Mohamed fired the first-time qualifiers in entrance.
Mogni, who performs for French third-tier membership Annecy, added a second simply previous the hour just for 10-man Ghana to hit again by way of objectives from Richmond Boakye and Alexander Djiku.
Mogni struck once more when he pushed a low cross from Ben Djaloud previous goalkeeper Joseph Wollacott to offer the islanders a shocking triumph.
In Yaounde, Gabon led twice by way of Jim Allevinah and a Nayef Aguerd own-goal whereas Sofiane Boufal and Achraf Hakimi netted for Morocco.