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AFCON 2015: Ghana plays Guinea in last eight

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Black Stars2Ghana has drawn Guinea for the quarter-finals clash following the drawing of lots on Thursday.

Guinea have reached the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals at the expense of Mali, after the drawing of lots to decide Ghana’s opponent for the next phase of the competition.

Guinea will face Ghana on Sunday, following the draw at a Malabo hotel after the former finished on level with Mali in Group D, after  both drew all three of their matches 1-1.

This is the first time lots have decided a team’s qualification in the tournament since 1988, when Algeria profited at the expense of  Ivory Coast.

Mali’s Football Association’s  president,  Boubacar Diarra went first and pulled out the ball that placed his team third in the group before  Amara Dabo, financial director of the Guinea’s Sports Ministry drew the ball that confirmed his side in second place.

The last time Ghana and Guinea met was during the qualifiers where the Black Stars won and drew one match each.

 

Source: GNA

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