THERE was late heartbreak for Ghana and Antoine Semenyo as the final minutes of Group B saw the Black Stars let a 2-0 lead slip to draw 2-2 with Mozambique, leaving progression to the knockouts looking extremely unlikely.

Jordan Ayew converted a spot-kick in either half to seemingly set Ghana on their way to second place and progression to the round of 16.

Mozambique themselves were awarded a penalty when Andrew Ayew handled inside the box in the 90th minute, Geny Catamo scoring to set up a nervy finish for Ghana.

Moments later parity was restored, Reinildo Mandava heading home at a corner and effectively knocking out Ghana.

Semenyo almost made it a perfect start for the Black Stars as he turned and fired from range inside the first minute, only for his effort to be tipped over the bar by Ivane Urubal in the Mozambique goal.

Ghanaian nerves were calmed when Crystal Palace’s Ayew converted a penalty in the opening 15 minutes.

But Mozambique controlled the majority of proceedings after going behind, with Ghana struggling to get forward.

The result looked sealed when another penalty was awarded to Ghana for a handball by Mandava inside the box.

Jordan Ayew stepped up for a second time, again holding his nerve to double Ghana’s lead.

Semenyo was replaced after 72 minutes by defender Daniel Amartey as manager Chris Hughton looked to see out the result.

With the game petering out, the ball struck Andre Ayew’s outstretched hand and allowed Mozambique a chance to halve the deficit.

Catamo converted to set up a grandstand finish in added time.

And they delivered on that premise, Catamo turning provider as his corner was turned home by Mandava.

Ghana must now hope that results go their way in order to finish as one of four third-placed sides with the best record - however, that seems unlikely with just two points.