A determined Ghana National Amputee Football Team, the Black Challenge, warded off an initial challenge fr JBom the Kenyan Amputee Team, beating them 4-0 to zoom into the semifinals of the ongoing Cup of African Nations for Amputee Football (CANAF 2021) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Two goals in each half by Hamza Mohammed, Yussif Yahaya, and Mubarik Mohammed (2), sealed a semi-final berth and qualification to the World Cup in Turkey next year.
Playing without any player on the bench due to accumulated yellow cards by Captain Richard Arthur Opentil, the team showed their level of professionalism by playing to a pattern that kept the Kenyans running after their own shadows.
Frustrated by the dexterity of the Ghanaians, the Kenyans resorted to hard tackles that resulted in a red card to one of their defenders.
That incident opened the door to two more at a time Ghana was leading by two goals.
Ghana now braces itself to face host nation, Tanzania, who beat Cameroon by three goals to qualify to the final stages.
By Clement Osei Aboagye