Ghana to meet Cape Verde if AFCON quarters if they beat Niger

Ghana will set up a quarter-final meeting with Cape Verde at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations if they beat Niger in the last Group B match on Monday.

Cape Verde defeated Angola in Port Elizabeth on Sunday

Ghana will set up a quarter-final meeting with Cape Verde at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations if they beat Niger in the last Group B match on Monday.

The Black Stars will be up against the Menas in Port Elizabeth when the group campaign reaches it climax.

Victory against their West African rivals means that Ghana will finish top of the group and will come up against the second placed team in Group B which was clinched by debutantes Cape Verde on Sunday in dramatic fashion.

Cape Verde qualified for the last eight of the Africa Cup of Nations after coming from behind to beat Angola 2-1 in Port Elizabeth.

The Angolans took the lead on 33 minutes through an own goal from Cape Verde defender Neves.

The Blue Sharks equalised with nine minutes left, as defender Fernando Varela headed in from close range.

Substitute Heldon snatched the winner in the 90th minute to secure second place in Group A behind South Africa.

Lucio Antunes’ side are the smallest nation ever to compete at the Nations Cup and their progression defies many pre-tournament predictions, as they join the hosts in the quarter-finals, after the South Africans’ 2-2 draw with Morocco to top Group A.

If the Black Stars manage to win against Niger they will finish top of Group B and will remain in Port Elizabeth of the quarters.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Maxwell Johnson says:

    We can get to the semis easily, Cape Verde are a good side but we have the quality & experience to overcome them but we must finish off Niger first.

    • GH FUO, THINK BIG!!! says:

      AGAINST NIGER…
      WE CAN BEAT NIGER EASILY. THEY ONLY HAVE 3 DECENT PLAYERS. THEIR ATTACK N MIDFIELD ARE NON CONSISTENT. THEIR DEFENCE HAS LOOPHOLES.
      DANKOWA, MOUSSA, AND CHICOTO ARE THEIR ONLY DECENT PLAYERS. IF U NEUTRALISE THEIR CAPTAIN IN ATTACK, AND CONCENTRATE ON NEUTRALIZING DANKWA N CHICOTO
      IN DEFENCE, NIGER ARE IMPOTENT. AA SHOULD START ASANTE ON THE WING AND KISSI AT LEFT BACK. PERFECT TIME FOR AA TO USE AFFUL ON THE RIGHT AND
      KASA ON THE 11. AA SHOULD START PLAYERS LIKE CLOTTEY, YIADOM SO THEY CAN BUILD THEIR CONFIDENCE GOING INTO THE QUARTERS. WE SHOULD GET AT LEAST
      3 GOALS HERE. USE THIS GAME TO SHARPEN UR STRIKING FORCE N POLISH UR MIDFIELD. 2 TOUCH PER PLAYER, AND PASSING.

  2. phillbanger says:

    U are right maxwell.i watched cape verd played and they played very well but they are no match for gh.we already beaten them in a friendly already and we even used our bteam to do that.I dnt think they are a good side to be really stress about.it wont be a walk in the park.i really think we should be weary of ivory coast,

  3. GH FUO, THINK BIG!!! says:

    FOCUS ON NIGER…DONT COUNT YOUR CHICKENS BEFORE THEY R HATCHED……

  4. MackLicking says:

    Today be today.. The Black Stars have won all their matches on January 28. Today is January 28 and we are meeting Niger.. In January 28, 2008 We beat Morocco by Two goals to nil..Country representing, M..and in In January 28, 2010 we beat Nigeria by 1 goal to nil..Representing N. Also in January 28, 2012 we beat Mali by two goals to nil..Representing M..Today is January 28, 2013 and we are meeting Niger..Representing N..So as stands we are going to beat Niger No Matter how they play today..All the best Ghana Blackstars…