FIFA U-17 World Cup: Mali beat Ghana 2-1 to secure semi-final spot
Mali remained the last team standing from Africa as they secured a hard-fought win over Ghana 2-1 in a FIFA U-17 World Cup quarterfinal match played amid uninterrupted rain that caused waterlogging in Guwahati’s Indira Gandhi Stadium. Hadji Drame (15th minute) and Djemoussa Traore (61st) scored for Mali. There was a glimmer of hope for Ghana when Mohammed converted a penalty after Sadiq Ibrahim was felled by Fode Konate. Having struggled to come to terms with the conditions for a major part of the game, Ghana, in search of the equaliser, showed urgency in the last 20 minutes of regular time. The egging by a handful of their supporters in the stands also failed to change Ghana’s fortunes. See full highlights of Mali vs Ghana, FIFA U-17 World Cup quarterfinal, here.