Black Stars through to quarter-finals of AFCON competition

Black Stars through to quarter-finals of AFCON competition

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.

Black Stars through to quarter-finals of AFCON competition

Black Stars through to quarter-finals of AFCON competition

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.

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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.

Black Stars through to quarter-finals of AFCON competition

Black Stars through to quarter-finals of AFCON competition

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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.

Source: Yen.com.gh

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