Niger 0 - 3 Ghana

Match info: Africa Cup of Nations - Group B at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium

Date: 28/01/2013 KO: 17:00 Ref: B Diatta Att: 10,000

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers




Asamoah Gyan 6
Christian Atsu 23
John Boye 49

FT (ht: 0-2)


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  • Ghana raise their hands in triumph as their passionate supporters in the stands know they needed leave Durban with the undefeated Black Stars to face Cape Verde in their quarter-final clash.

  • The match has almost slowed to a crawl with the Black Stars maintaining possession and keeping it close between their box and the halfway line.

  • Ghana just slowing play down at the back, passing the ball around confidently knowing their progression to the knockout stages is assured.

  • Mohamed Soumaila is cautioned for bringing down Asante illegally as the Black Stars looked to breakaway on the counter.

  • Niger still can't find the consolation goal as Mezzou's headed attempt from a deep free-kick edges into touch.

  • Issoufou looks to feed Mezzou inside the danger area, but the irrepressible Vorsah stands his ground to intercept the pass.

  • Chicoto soldiers on after initially crumbling to the turf having been sandwiched between his own player and Agyemang-Badu inside the box.

  • Agyemang-Badu goes to ground out on the right, but Ghana fail to really capitalise on the well-positioned set-piece.

  • Alhassane Dante becomes Mena's final substitution with Sidibe making way up front.

  • Gyan likely getting a well-earned rest as Emmanuel Clottey takes to the field for the closing stages of this encounter.

  • Issoufou tests Dauda from the left with a curling effort to wards the top-left corner, but the Ghana gloveman gets an outstretched paw to parry the ball away.

  • Afful's delivery from the left for his skipper is too strong and too high, but the Black Stars are looking ever more classy going forward.

  • Derek Boateng is introduced in place of Mohammed Raiibu, who looks to be struggling with cramp.

  • Niger's desperation to push forward and score as allowed Ghana to poach the ball in the middle of the park and launch a counter, Gyan in the end letting rip from range that Dauoda smothers.

  • Ghana at ease on the ball as they pursue the wide channels in their attacking efforts.

  • Issoufou with his first opportunity on goal, coming from he free-kick spot, but Fatau Dauda deals well with effort on target.

  • Amadou does well to put off Gyan as the Ghanaian hitman goes for goal with a aerobatic volley, the Mena replacement doing just enough to put him off.

  • Adomah is called off with Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah making his first change, Solomon Asante getting a run-out.

  • Atsu feeds Gyan beautifully from the middle into the box, but the Black Stars captain's shot on goal lacks any real power.

  • Another chance by the Mena as Boubacar Issoufou runs on in place of Koudize.


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