Ghana players dedicate win to grieving Annan

AFCON SEMI-FINALS Playing on Wednesday  Mali vs Cote d’Ivoire    18:00 Zambia vs Ghana  21:00

AFCON SEMI-FINALS

Playing on Wednesday
Mali  vs Cote d’Ivoire    18:00
Zambia vs Ghana          21:00

The Ghana players have dedicated their hard-fought 2-1 Africa Nations Cup quarterfinal win over Tunisia to bereaved teammate Anthony Annan.

The Black Stars wore black armbands as a sign of respect to Madam Sophia Sampson, the mother of Annan, who died on Thursday evening.

Annan played in full throttle in his usual central midfield role despite the emotional situation he was facing. Captain John Mensah says the win is a befitting parting present to the Annan family.

"We dedicate this victory to Anthony Annan especially his mother because we all know he lost his mother when we were preparing for a tough game like this," Mensah said.

"So we dedicated this win to him (Annan) and the whole of Ghana as well."

The Black Stars left Franceville on Monday to Bata, Equatorial Guinea, where they play Zambia in Wednesday’s semifinal.

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