Ghana to play in Africa Cup final

An injury-stricken Ghana squad punched their ticket to the African Nations Cup final after defeating Nigeria 1-0 in the semifinal Thursday in Angola.

The Black Stars entered Thursday's soccer match with a depleted roster, but that wasn't enough to stop them from a victory, according to the BBC.

The experienced Michael Essien, John Mensah and Stephen Appiah were not in uniform, due to injuries, which meant that the younger players were given an opportunity to step-up, according to The New York Times.

An early first-half goal and solid defense by the Black Stars proved to be enough to for a victory against Nigeria, according to The New York Times.

The Black Stars are seeking their first cup victory since 1982 and their appearance in the final will be the first since 1992, according to the BBC.

Ghana will be awaiting the winner of the other semifinal, which includes Egypt and Algeria, according to The New York Times.

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