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29-Jan-2014  
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Ghana are through to the finals of the Africa Nations Championship after defeating Nigeria 4-1 on penalties on Wednesday.

The home-based national team will meet Libya in Saturday's finals of the tournament exclusive to players based in their home countries.

Nigeria were dubbed the free-scoring side after hitting 12 goals on their way to the semi-finals but once Ghana kicked off the game, their opponents did not find their scoring touch.

Ghana's Kwabena Adusei was sent off in the 64th minute for a second bookable offence as the last-four contest traveled 120 minutes after both sides drew goalless in regulation time.

Coach of the side, Maxwell Konadu had talked about his side's resilience ahead of the game and despite Adusei's sending off, Ghana still kept their shape and battled the Nigerians.

And when the penalty lottery started, captain Michael Akuffu, who took the armband from Jordan Opoku, led by example by dispatching the first kick past Agbim.

Nigeria converted tier first kick and missed two kicks with goalkeeper Stephen Adams saving the second while the third kick was skied as Theophilus Anobaah, Abeiku Ainooson and Asiedu Attobrah all scored from 12 yards to send Ghana into their second finals of the tournament.
 
 
 
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