The Black Stars won with a last-minute goal scored by Bournemouth striker Antoine Semenyo at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi on Thursday, March 23, 2023.
Semenyo smashed home in the goal area after a goalmouth melee following a freekick by Mohammed Kudus in the last minute of injury time.
The Black Stars were awarded a freekick in the fifth minute of injury after Joseph Paintsil was fouled on the edge of the Palancas Negras’ penalty box
Kudus whipped in a curled shot, which the Angola keeper failed to deal with. After spilling it, a Ghana player tried to scramble it over the line, but a defender on the line cleared the ball before it eventually fell to Semenyo.
A video of the goal by Semenyo has sparked reactions. Some Ghanaians have attributed it to Christian Atsu.
— Juliet Bawuah (@julietbawuah) March 23, 2023
In both cases, a player was brought down near the 18-yard box, and the referee spotted the foul and gave a free kick.
Christian Atsu’s goal for Hatayspor was the last kick of the game, and Antoine Semenyo’s goal for Ghana was also the final kick of the match.
The only difference is that the Hatayspor goal game in the 97th minute, while Ghana’s happened in the 95th.
— beIN SPORTS Türkiye (@beINSPORTS_TR) February 5, 2023