The match was decided on spot-kicks after it finished 1-1 after extra-time.
Tunisia won the penalty shootouts to set up a quarter final date with Madagascar A resurgent Tunisian side has ended Ghana’s Africa Cup of Nations dream after stunning the Black Stars 4-5 in post-match penalties in their round of 16 clash played at Ismailia Stadium on Monday night, July 8. Ferjani Sassi’s strike in the shoot-outs was the difference as penalties settled the match with the scoreline ending 1-1 after regulation time.
The Kwesi Appiah-tutored went on dominate proceedings at Ismailia Stadium, but emerged a little unlucky in the final third. Andre Ayew appeared to have broken the deadlock minutes to half-time, but the Swansea City star had his back-heeled goal disallowed after match officials ruling their was a handball in the buildup to the goal.
The decision however did not deter Ghana, with the West African nation troubling Tunisia’s defense with nifty skills. It was the introduction of Wahbi Khazri for Anice Badri that turned around Tunisia’s fortunes, with the ex-Sunderland man making an instant impact upfront having a hand in Ellyes Skhiri’s header that hit the woodwork in the 72nd minute.
The Carthage Eagles however went on to find the back of the net a minute later via Taha Khenissi who slotted past Richard Ofori after being set up by Wajdi Kechrida. But Alain Giresse’s men surrenderd the lead at the death, with Rami Bedoui directing the ball into his own net to gift Ghana the equaliser.
The historic win also effectively ended Tunisia’s 54-year wait to earn a victory against the Black Stars.