Ghana suffered a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Senegal in their second group game of the ongoing 2019 U-20 Africa Cup of Nations tournament on Wednesday.
The Black Satellites were seeking a second straight win to become the first team to reach the semi-finals but that backfired as Senegal put up a brave performance to claim the convincing win at Maradi Stadium.
Aliou Badji scored all two goals for the Young Lions of Teranga. The striker opened the scoring with a fine header in the 11th minute.
He doubled the lead on the stroke of half time when he fired past Satellites goalkeeper Manaf Nurudeen.
The defeat leaves Ghana with three points and must now win their last group game against Mali, who have the same points due to win over Burkina Faso, to qualify for the last four and secure a place at the Fifa U-20 World Cup.
Senegal, on the other hand, have advanced to the semis as well as booked qualification to the World Cup.