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Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium (ATT 10,000) 28th January 2013 - Kick off 17:00 Ref: B Diatta

Niger Niger vs Ghana Ghana

Niger 0

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Ghana 3

A Gyan (6)
C Atsu (23)
J Boye (49)

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  1. 90+4

    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.

  2. 90+2

    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.

  3. 90

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

  4. 87

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

  5. 86

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

  6. 84

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

  7. 82

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

  8. 81

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

  9. 79

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

  10. 78

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

  11. 76

    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.

  12. 74

    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.

  13. 72

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

  14. 70

    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.

  15. 68

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

  16. 66

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

  17. 65

    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.

  18. 63

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

  19. 62

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

  20. 61

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

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Tables

Africa Cup of Nations Group A

Africa Cup of Nations
Pos Team P Pts
1 South Africa 2 4
2 Cape Verde 2 2
3 Morocco 2 2
4 Angola 2 1

Africa Cup of Nations Group B

Africa Cup of Nations
Pos Team P Pts
1 Ghana 3 7
2 Mali 3 4
3 DR Congo 3 3
4 Niger 3 1

Africa Cup of Nations Group C

Africa Cup of Nations
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burkina 3 5
2 Nigeria 3 5
3 Zambia 3 3
4 Ethiopia 3 1

Africa Cup of Nations Group D

Africa Cup of Nations
Pos Team P Pts
1 Ivory Coast 3 7
2 Togo 3 4
3 Tunisia 3 4
4 Algeria 3 1