A South African mas has lost his bet after placing a R10,000 (N250,000) on Ghana to defeat Benin Republic in their Group F encounter at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON in Egypt.
In a screenshot of the bet slip posted on social media, the man took a full-time winning chance in Ghana’s favour and he was supposed to win an extra R6,500 if the game had been won by Ghana.
Ghana however drew the game with the under-rated Benin Republic team. The game however ended in a 2-2 full time draw.
Andre and Jordan Ayew were both on target as 10-man Ghana were forced to settle for the draw against Benin.
Mickael Pote gave Benin a shock lead after two minutes but Black Stars captain Andre Ayew restored parity.
His younger brother Jordan fired Ghana ahead, but Pote earned the Squirrels a point after John Boye was dismissed for a second yellow card.
Ghana arrived in Egypt as one of the favourites for the title but were carved open for Benin’s opener, which came from the first real attack of the contest, BBC reports.
Veteran striker Pote, who scored 16 goals in 33 league appearances for Turkish club Adana Demirspor last season, beat two defenders before prodding the ball beyond onrushing goalkeeper Richard Ofori.