Ghana equals Nations Cup record with Cape Verde win

Ghana fans enjoyed the win over Cape Verde

Ghana equaled the Africa Cup of Nations record of consecutive semi final berths after a 2-0 victory over Cape Verde on Saturday in Port Elizabeth.

A second half brace by midfielder Mubarak Wakaso ensured the Black Stars join Nigeria as the most successful team in the history of the prestigious competition to make the last four on four consecutive occasions.

This is a repeat of what Ghana did in the 1963, 1965, 1968 and 1970 tournaments.

Egypt hold three consecutive qualifications to the semi finals during their dominant era where they won three Nations Cup titles on the bounce between 2006-2010.

The Black Stars will now await their semi final opponents which will be the winner of Sunday’s quarter final tie between Burkina Faso and Togo.

The team could even go further in achieving another milestone by ending a staggering 31-year trophy drought by winning the tournament in South Africa.

Source: MTNFootball.com

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Maxwell Johnson says:

    Impressive record indeed, but its the trophy that we need. Our performance today was very abysmal even though we won, we nearly paid the price for underestimating the Cape Verdeans. However I don’t think we’ll play poorly like this in the semis but we really gotta step up our game, the in-consistence performances is really becoming a worry. A.A shine your eye waaaa sake of wanna (Ghanaians) eyes make red waaa, he be the trophy we dey want.

  2. okonjo says:

    Our tactical approach to this very match was easily predictable.
    We are destine to win the cup else this was not our day…we need to wake up.
    Thanks to the courageous efforts of our current safest pair of hands…Dauda.
    Ashanti Gold better look for another keeper…this one is one the market for sale…believe me

  3. don king says:

    @ marcel even at all what is d big news abt being in 4 straight semis? we a gunning for d ultimate nad dats what every Ghanaian is waiting for nd not this mean achievement

  4. TOMMY says:

    Ghana Has Already Been To Semis Four In A Row…..1963, 1965, 1968 And 1970…..INFACT THEY WERE 4 FINALS NOT EVEN SEMIS…..CHECK YOUR FACTS

  5. Kobby says:

    Erroneous records there by ghana soccernet. Ghana were in the semis in 63, 65, 68, 70 and then Nigeria in 88, 90, 92 and 94. So pls check ur records before feeding the public with some of these info.

  6. Denizz says:

    Tommy, I dey shock sef!! We are the only country to have played in four straight finals.

  7. Chipolopolo says:

    Congrats Ghana, we Zambians admire one thing about your team and thats consistency.

    However, dont u think its better for u not to reach the semis and finals sometimes but then when u do u actually win the cup?

  8. hahaha @okonjo i like your comment..yeah its the fact that Ashanti Gold should better start hunting for another goal keeper,Dauda is already no more their’s,i tell you…we really need the cup and not just a record setting…A.appiah should do something to avert that abysmal performance we put up today..well,we won the game and that what matters,who knows maybe that was one of A.Appiah’s tactis to have a win over stubbon Cape Verdeans..

  9. saxcee says:

    now i can see the Zambians are gaining some respect for Ghanaians on this forum.
    i like this stance and i pray it stays this way instead of the insults.

  10. Ike says:

    Wat abt Ivory Coast,from Egypt 2006,Ghana 2008,angola 2010,Gabon/Equitorial Guinea 2012.i stand to be corrected though…!!!

  11. Amando shark says:

    Ashantigold has already bought robert dabuo from Wa Allstars

  12. Ivory coast was knocked out by Algeria in the quarter finals in Angola.

  13. NANA YAW says:

    @IKE IVORY LOST THEIR GAME IN THE QUARTER FINALS TO ALGERIA IN ANGOLA 2010

  14. NANA YAW says:

    @IKE IVORY COAST LOST THEIR GAME IN THE QUARTER FINALS TO ALGERIA IN ANGOLA 2010.

  15. zambia is our toilet hole says:

    THE NAME GHANA IS BIG!