Kwabena Owusu turned from much-maligned villain to a national hero on Thursday night as his brace gave Ghana a 2-0 win over Mali.
The result, coupled with Egypt’s 2-1 win over Cameroon in the other Group A game, sent Ghana through to the semi-finals of the U-23 AFCON tournament.
Following a goalless first half and a nervy look over at the Egypt-Cameroon game in which the later at one point had scored an equaliser, Kwabena Owusu came up big, scoring in the 74th and 85th minutes to give the Black Meteors a crucial win.
The goals, aside from taking Ghana level with Cameroon, gave the Meteors a better goal difference.
After the score from the other game was confirmed, it was party time for the Meteors who are one win away from an Olympics spot.
Take a look at the highlights from tonight’s match