The Black Stars of Ghana have booked a place in the quarter-finals of the 2017 African Nations Cup after beating Mali 1-0 Saturday.
The captain of the Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan put the Stars in lead on the 20th minute when he connected a Jordan Ayew cross in the first half of the game.
It was a cagey opening with possession evenly balanced but it looked like the Black Stars were slightly on top.
Ghana star man, Christian Atsu nutmegged Traore and broke inside the box.
He laid a pass for Andre Ayew who controlled and spun but his aim at goal from close range shockingly went wide.
Shortly Mali threatened with a header from a Molla Wague on a corner kick from inside the box which went wide.
But Ghana proved too strong in attack and Jordan pick up a ball and drifted to the left before whipped in a cross which was powerfully and perfectly headed by the skipper Gyan.
On the half hour mark, Jordan Ayew drove in a shot from just outside the box after cutting in from the left but his attempt was palmed away by goalkeeper Ousman Sissoko.