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Today In History Ghana silence Tunisia in Tunis to claim second African Cup

Ghana lifted the Africa Cup of Nations trophy after beating Tunisia 3-2 in the final on 21 November 1965.

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play Black Stars beat Tunisia 3-2 in Tunis to emerge African champions

Exactly 51 years today the Black Stars of Ghana defied all odds to beat their Tunisian counterparts to win the 1965 Africa Cup of Nations 3-2 after extra time at the Stade Chedli Zouiten in Tunis.

Frank Odoi broke the deadlock in the 37th minute, but Chetali restored parity in the 47th minute for Tunisia.

Chaibi put Tunisia ahead in the 67th minute, before Osei Kofi in the 79th minute scored the equaliser for Ghana to throw the game into extra time.

Odoi silenced the home fans in the 96th minute to the turn the Stade Chedli Zouiten in Tunis into a cemetery, after he connected home a through ball from Osei Kofi.

The Black Stars, who won the 1963 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) on home soil defended the title in Tunisia.

Ghana became the first nation to beat the host nation in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations.

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