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Wakaso brace sends Ghana into Africa Cup of Nations semis

Posted On Saturday, 2nd February 2013

Mubarak Wakaso grabbed brace in Ghana's 2-0 win over Cape Verde on Saturday

Ghana put an end to Cape Verde’s fairytale story at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations after substitute Mubarak Wakaso bagged a second-half brace to book Black Stars’ semi-final with a 2-0 win in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

The Spain-based midfielder came off the bench to convert a penalty after Asamoah Gyan was brought down in the box, before sealing the victory late in the game thanks to a swift counter-attack.

Cape Verde’s debut experience had so far been a fairytale, seeing them table topping both Morocco and Angola to reach the quarter-finals of the African Cup of Nations.

However, their progression meant that they were going to be thrown into the deep end when they had to take to the field against tournament favourites and Group B’s winner Ghana.

Following cautious starts to their matches in Group A, the Cape Verde side got this game underway with some vigour, in the opening eight minutes, seeing Babanco fire his effort from distance wide.

Twenty minutes in and neither side were producing any form of a decent effort at goal, with Heldon’s shot from outside the D firing over the angular of the frame.

The Black Stars were looking out of sorts when Cape Verde threatened again, this time ten minutes later, when Julio Tavares supplied a cross into the box.

Fatau Dauda did well to dive off his line and gather the ball off the feet of the onrushing Marco Soares.

A nervy moment in Ghana’s defence left the Ghanaians’ hearts in a standstill when Isaac Vorsah tried to sheppard a ball back to his ’keeper by trying to throw himself in between the ball and Ryan Mendes.

In the end, the Cape Verde striker’s patience wore thin and he shoved Vorsah in the back; committing a foul just minutes from the break.

Kwesi Appiah started the game with the same line-up he started with but just a minute into the second period he opted to bring on Mubarak Wakaso in place of Alberto Adomah.

There was more urgency in Ghana’s play and they saw themselves earn a penalty when Asamoah Gyan was brought down in the box by Carlitos, 53 minutes in.

With Gyan’s penalty taking history in the African Cup Nations not favouring him, Wakaso stood up to take the spot-kick and he did with ease by blasting it down the middle of the goal.

A threatening response was immediate from the debutants and they threatened with a long range effort into the box, forcing John Pantsil to make an acrobatic bicycle clearance.

In the 73rd minute Babanco took an effort from outside the D, and like some of their previous attempts, the shooting went astray and failed to hit the target.

Poor finishing had been highlighted as a negative factor dominating the tournament and it continued throughout the fixture with Babanco and Wakaso both seeing their efforts in the final 15 minutes fail to hit the target.

And despite their dominating play, Cape Verde’s efforts sadly proved to be unfruitful as they bowed out of the tournament with their heads held high after Ghana added a second goal in stoppage time.

The opportunity arose from a corner kick for Cape Verde, with Vorzinha up field to help find the back of the net, but the Ghanaian’s pounced on a counter which saw Wakaso make a run up the field and slot the ball into an empty net.

Ghana (0) 2 (Wakaso 53’ 90+4’) Cape Verde 0

Source: MTNfootball.com

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READERS COMMENTS

  1. Kpogas says:

    He did well but still crying for the team, need to work more harder.

    • GH FUO, THINK BIG!!! says:

      gh vs cv
      WE LACK DISCIPLINE N QUALITY TO WIN THE TROPHY, PERIOD. IM SORRY.
      i didnt like wat i was seeing in the first half..appalling!
      our players look tired and lethargic. LIKE THEY DIDNT WARM UP BEFORE THE GAME. AA, WATS GOING ON?
      THE PLAYERS WERE NOT STRINGING TOGETHER THEIR PASSES. THERE WAS NO BREAK N PASS BALL BEING PLAYERD HERE.
      THE DEFENCE STILL LOOKS LOOSE AND LACKS DISCIPLINE.
      OUR PLAYERS WERENT STRINGING TOGETHER PASSES. AND TAKE THE BALL INSIDE THE 18YARD BOX. THE MIDFIELDERS NEED TO SHOOT THE BALL
      ADOMAH WAS USELESS! KASA 11 N ATSU 7 MUST OVERLAP ON THE WINGS N SUPPLY THE BALL TO THE STRIKERS. ADOMAH WAS USELESS!
      CAPE VERDE JUST WANTED TO PLAY DEFENDING AND SCORE ON THE COUNTER. SO WAT GH MUST DO IS INVADE THE 18 YARD BOX OF THE CAPE VERDEANS.
      GYAN SHOU;DNT HAVE STARTED THIS GAME. AA MUST BRING IN EITHER CLOTTEY OR YIADOM , LET GYAN OBSERVE FROM THE BENCH.
      GH UNDERESTIMATED THE CAPE VERDEANS.
      LOOK AT THE STATS: HOW MANY SHOTS ON GOAL DID GH HAVE?
      HOW MANY INROADS DID GH MADE INTO THE 18YARD BOX? THE CAPE VERDEAN GOALIE WASNT TRIED AT ALL.
      ADOMAH, BOATENG N GYAN WERE USELSS IN THIS GAME. ASANTE’S SPEED PROVED WORRYSOME FOR THE CAPE VERDEANS

      WAT IS JONATHAN MENSAH, AWAL AND AKAMINKO DOING ON THE BENCH?
      SEE, STRIKERS WIN YOU GAMES, BUT DEFENDERS WIN YOU A TOURNAMNT.
      PAINSTIL AND BOYE WERE LIABILITIES IN THE BACK TODAY.
      PIANSTIL DOESNT COVER THE LAST POLE IN CORNER KICK SITUATIONS, WHY?….
      KASA WAS AWOL IN THIS GAME. HE WAS LOST. AA USE, KASA ON THE LEFT WING.
      GYAN, GYAN, WAT A STUPID STRIKER. THE LEAST SAID ABOUT THIS GUY, THE BETTER. AA SHOULD SIT HIM ON THE BENCH.
      BRING IN GYAN IN THE LATE STAGES OF THE SECOND HALF. HE IS A FOOLISH STRIKER!
      DEREK BOATENG IS ANOTHER FOOLISH PLAYER. WAT DID I TELL YOU ABOUT ASANTE?…..ASANTE SHOULD TAKE THE BALL INTO THE
      18YARD BOX MORE OFTEN N CREATE SITUATIONS TO SHOOT FIRST OR PASS LATER. WAT AN AWESOME HUSTLE FROM THIS LAD…
      AA, WHY ARE THESE GH PLAYERS NOT LIFTING METAL? WHY?
      OUR DEFENSE LACKS QUALITY AND DISCIPLINE
      SEE, STRIKERS WIN YOU GAMES, BUT DEFENDERS WIN YOU A TOURNAMNT.
      MAN OF THE MATCH…KING FATAU DAUDA!

        • aa says:

          thank you Askantwi. I did not even waste my time reading it. The person sounds like Biatch to me

        • GH FUO, THINK BIG!!! says:

          WO MAAME IS KWASIA FOR NOT ABORTING U. CAPE VERDEAN GOALIE WAS ON VACATION. DAUDA WAS THE MOST OVERWORKED GOALIE THUS FAR IN THIS TOURNAMNT, AND I HOPE HE SECURES A HEAVY CONTRACT OVERSEAS FOR HIS YEOMAN PERFORMANCE. THIS GAME AGAINST CAPE VERDE REMINDED ME OF OUR WCUP QUALIFIER GAME ZAMBIA. GH HAD LESS THAN 3 SHOTS ON THE ZAMBIAN GOAL IN OVER 90 MINUTES. THE CAPE VERDEAN GOALIES WAS SO MUCH ON VACATION, HE EVEN SAW THE NEED TO COME OUT OF HIS NET TO PAY AS A STRIKER FOR CAPE VERDE. WAT KIND OF FOOLISHNESS IS THIS? YET, AA WONT LEARN. STILL USING AWOOF OMO TUO STRIKER GYAN AS A LONE STRIKER. THE GUY CANT EVEN STRIKE. HE RUNS TO THE WING…..THE 2 CLEAR CHANCES GH HAD WERE CONVERTED TO GOALS. GYAN ALONE COULD HAVE SCORED 2 GOALS IN THIS GAME. WAT A WASTE!

      • texas says:

        @ GH FUO, THINK BIG: who cares about what you think? you are a ghost and you don’t even exist. So your feeling about Ghana and B.S does not matter….your country needs that so please go your shallow minded advise to your country niaja!

      • okonjo says:

        hey…who made u a judge or our team.
        sorry to say u stink ok
        just get lost

        • GH FUO, THINK BIG!!! says:

          ASK ANTWI, AA, TEXAS, OKONJO…I PITY U ALL BCOS U ARE FOOLS. EVR SINCE THE TOURNEY BEGUN. I HAVE GIVEN MY UNBIAS COMMENTS. I DONT CARE WAT ANYONE THINKS. I KNOW WAT IM TALKING ABOUT. IT IS THE ONUS OF AA AND THE TECH TEAM TO PAY ATTENTION TO WAT IM SAYONG AND IMPROVE ON THEIR FAULTS. SINCE THE TOURNA,MNT STARTED, AA HAD HAD 2 MAIN ISSUES. NOT KNOWING WHEN N HOW TO USE GYAN, KASA, ATSU AND EVEN WAKASSO P[ROPERLY TO ACHIEVE RESULTS. AA HASNT BEEN ABLE TO TEACH OUR DEFENDERS HOW TO DISCIPLINE THEMSELVES IN THE BACK. IN TODAYS GAME, AGAIN OUR IN DISCIPLE WAS EVIDENT. EVEN THO WE WON, WE HAD LESS SHOTS ON GOAL AND COLLECTED THE MOST CARDS…2/3 I BELIEVE. WE CLAIM 3 CARDS EVERY GAME, WHY? SINCE THE TOURNAMENT BEGUN, THE TEAM CLAIMS 3 CARDS PER GAME. AT THIS POINT IN THE TOURNEY, WE NEED TO HAVE DONE AWAY WITH SUCH PETTY MISTAKES. U FOOLS DONT HAVE THE COURAGE NOR THE INTELLECT TO SEE THESE FAULTS. SO INSTEAD OF WANTING TO CRUCIFY ME FOR POINTING THEM OUT, RATHER LEARN AND ENCOURAGE PPL LIKE ME. GO FICK YOURSELVES. U THINK GBSTARS CAN PLAY LIKE THIS IN THE SEMI FINAL AND WIN? IDIOTIC GRAND MOTHAFUCKERS! LISTEN, U BETTER WAKE UP N ACT SERIOUS AND STOP DREAMING, U TIMID SONS OF BITCHES! LOOK AT HOW MALI CAME BACK TO DEFEAT HOST SOUTH AFRICA? IF AA LISTENS TO U FOOLS, GH WILL BE HEADING HOME ON WEDNESDAY…NKWASIAFOUR GYIMIFUOR!

    • wonderful kwame says:

      LUCKY GOALS…. I THINK GOD LOVE THIS GHANA PEOPLE TOO MUCH… LOL

  2. Kpogas says:

    If Black stars continue to play like this, then there is no doubt they will come back home with empty handed.

  3. tzooh says:

    Man, how awful was Ghana today? I thought AA promised that Ghana was in full charge. I didn’t see that. Dauda and our defense saved us. Badu, and KASA were absent. Gyan was not getting the ball on his feet, our wing sucked. Solomon Asante really impressed me and I think he should start. If Yiadom is fit, please partner him with Gyan. I am really pissed that I spent 2 hours watching the game when I could have been doing my physics homework. Really disappointed.
    P.S. How terrible was the defense against set pieces? Ghana needs work

  4. ben says:

    ghana should watch out kwasi appiah is not a good coach. we are not playing as a team.

    • Askantwi says:

      What’s your fucking problem? If we played bad, we won. That’s what matters. You motherfuckers said we won’t get out of the group stage. Now we are inching closer to the finals. And I know you don’t like it.

  5. Viper says:

    Why do we make these teams look so good???Why oh why oh why,do we make these teams look so good???mind boggling.AT THIS LEVEL OF THE GAME,THESE INCONSISTENCIES ISN’T GOOOD ENOUGH!!!.You play one game,then you do well,you play another, then you do ok,you play another, then you do alright,you play another, you looK unconvincing.At this level of the game at this level of the game these inconsistencies isn’t GOOD ENOUGH.

    • CEREBRAL says:

      The inconsistency is because Ghana plays ‘anyhow’. There is no style. I am not even talking about tactics, because we suck in that department also. By style I mean a way of playing that is recognizable so that the players can understand how to work as a team. These players play in different leagues all over Europe, so AA has to stamp his own concept of football onto the team when they come to camp. He only has a few weeks to ‘instill’ his concept onto the players. In addition to that he has devise for each match a tactic without changing the ‘style’. For example we can recognize how Spain plays from how Brazil plays. Ghana does not have a style of playing yet. If we do it changes for each game and that is a BIG problem, because when you meet a very TOP team they can confuse the BS and score at random.

  6. Faisal says:

    I guess Togo or Burkina Faso would both smiling knowing that Ghana is very much beatable after what they have seen. I still believe Ghana allowed all the pre-match talk about Cape Verde having nothing to lose got to their nerves and they were not thinking of going out to play their game but rather thinking of what Ghanaians would say should they lose. Ivory Coast takes this cup EASY…

  7. SOLAR says:

    KUDOS TO THE BLAKK STARS OF GHANA.

  8. Union Leader says:

    Definitely a good example of a supersub. Sometimes a team need to know how to grind out results even if not playing well. That’s exactly what the Black Stars did today. They were poor in many aspects of the game today yet they came up tops when it mattered. Good job to Wakaso for taking those two chances. Black Stars all the way to the final!

  9. Maxwell Johnson says:

    Fuck the B/S, they made me sit on tenterhooks whiles watching this game. Fuck A.A with his bullshit tactics, we couldn’t even string 5 passes together . We were very nervous especially after taking the lead, allowing the Cape Verdeans to dictate the pace of the game, suspect defending and marking here and there. If not for that penalty and also the Cape Cape Verdean GK coming out of his goal post where would the goals have come from?? Gosh!! Cape Verde really deserved to win this game they were the much better team, Kudos to coach Lucio Antunes your team has a great future ahead of them.

    When we won against lowly Niger some people here were making noise that A.A shouldn’t change the so called winning team forgetting that Wakaso has been our main key player in this tourney, now we all saw the big difference when he came on. Obviously we cant play poorly like this against B. Faso or Togo on Thursday or else the trophy drought will still be on, Annan & Wakaso must start. Rabiu should be relegated to the bench and Atsu should come on as a sub, we all know that he plays better when he comes on as a sub. The fact that he played well against an average team like Niger doesn’t make him an automatic starter, we really gotta step up our game in the Semis on Thursday or else danger awaits us. Kudos to my man-of-the-match F. Dauda, Initially I wasn’t impressed with his performance but he proved me wrong today. He together with Wakaso, Asante & Afful were our best players today, the rest were SHIT!!!!!

    • texas says:

      common on now Maxwell Johnson…so you think playing beautiful game would have made us win this match? Cape Verde did not come to joke man….give them credit for making Ghana sweat for victory. This should tell us that no team is cheap anymore, and B.S must fight hard no matter how ugly to win trophies…its not about beautiful game anymore its about results! each game is played differently bcos all opponents are not the same! the players did well! please let us give them a slack!

      • GH FUO, THINK BIG!!! says:

        TEXAS, ABOA PANIN…IF US BASKETBALL PLAYS AWFUL BASKETBALL AGAINST THE ANGOLAN BASKETBALL TEAM OR EVEN GREECE. WAT DO U THINK THE AMERICAN PPL WILL SAY ABOUT THE US BASKETBALL COACH/PROGRAM? OUR PERFORMANCE AGAINST CAPE VERDE WAS VERY APPALLING.. I MEAN I WAS WATCHING THE GAME IN THE FIRST HALF AND KEPT ASKING MYSELF IF THE GH PLAYERS WERE IN BED BEFORE THE GAME. DID THEY EVEN WARM UP? HAVE THEY BEEN POISONED OR SMTHING…I MEAN THE PLAYERS WERE FLAT LIKE BAD MILK!

  10. ghana says:

    Everybody shut up you act like were going to play great every game even spain have bad games. the most important thing is that we won. we need to stop playing one striker and play 2 and move kwado to left because he doesn’t play good when he is playing behind asamoah gyan

  11. Nameless says:

    Did kwadjo Asamoah played this game ?

  12. Julius says:

    The important thing is Ghana has won evry match n its formation I bliv B.S wuld not play in this manner against BF/TOGO IN THE SEMIS

  13. MUSAH FIFA says:

    this is what we are saying, Akwesi Appiah is not a coach, he just been looking at them playing how they want, no team work at all, Ghana won but by the prayers of Ghanaians not by technical work of our bench, Cape Verde played better tan Ghana, today is the day of Ghana Zongo players Wakaso and Fatau Dauda, ALHAMDU-LILLAHI.

  14. mukmin says:

    We didn’t play the best of games but I’ll take the W we were more clinical than Cape Verde that’s why we won, but to be honest our game was uninspiring but as long as we continue to win I’m happy even if it’s an ugly win. The defense and Dauda were solid by the way kudos

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  16. steve says:

    Congrate Ghana, though your team played with out form today , i really thought my Super Eagles are the only team disappointing us but after reading through the comments on this forum, i just pray my SE can do us proud tommorrow.Well the bottom is the SF qualification and you guys have achieved it but rest assured that your next match with experienced Togo/BS will be a hard nut to crack, you most at your best to beat those guys!

  17. kaalia says:

    ? ‘m fully ok w?t d perfomance of d black stars,football has change so ?n order to w?n a trophy u dont only play n?ce football always lets look at chelsea as an example dey won d champ?ons league w?t strateg?es not good football.

  18. wan_mono says:

    what a horrible performance from Gh Black Stars.
    AA and the team should step up the game b’cos this performance is very worrying if we truely want to win the trophy.
    Gudos to Wakaso and i salute Dauda. What a brilliant individual performance from him.
    Solomon Asante is a delight to watch.
    The least said about Gyan the better.A wasteful striker we have as a captain.
    AA wise up and stop the favoratism in your selection. Most of the our first eleven as wasteful and very horrible.

  19. Nii Kwatei says:

    Congrats black stars. Trhough to the sem-final! There is one problem however, AA made Gyan an automatic starter. This is wrong! He doesn’t try, he’s sloppy and doesn’t have the killer instinct that you develop when playing in a strong league. Yes our captain needs to play ofcourse, but we should’t be afraid to sub him when needed. For example today, i think he should’ve been subbed for Juventus startlet Boakye.
    What do guys think, should Gyan be an automatic starter?

    • Askantwi says:

      i agree with you 100%. He shouldn’t even start at all.

    • Al-Ain Fc says:

      Hello,

      i personally think it is not gyan’s fault, i saw all of ghana’s game’s in the african nation and all of you were just too hard on gyan its like GHANA is a one man team and thats (GYAN) he has no support with him he is the only striker up front and 2 solid defender’s marking him so he has to come back down to receive the ball and be a playmaker of the team and the biggest proof he assisted 4 goals of 7, the coach really needs to put 2 strikers up front if you want gyan to play well cause he will be free from a man marking him. just try to understand it’s not always gyan’s fault.

      all my respect, a big fan of Al-Ain Fc

      • GH FUO, THINK BIG!!! says:

        MUCH RESPECT FOR YOU YOUR OPINION. HOWEVER, WE CANT DWELL ON MISTAKES. IF GYAN KNOWS HE IS STRUGGLING A LONE STRIKER UPFRONT. SHOULDNT HE TELL HIS COACH SMTHING? WHY CANT HE USE HIS EXPERIENCE N PLAY AS A DECOY? DRAW DEFENDERS AWAY AND RELEASE THE BALL TO OTHERS TO SCORE….IF I WERE AA, I WOULD USE GYAN AS A SUPER SUB STRIKER. WHEN HE COMES ON AS A SUB, HE WILL BE MORE USEFUL. HE WILL HAVE FRSSH LEGS AND HIS EXPERIENCE AND SKILL WILL BE USEFUL IN DISPOSING OFF TORED DEFENDERS. AA ALLOWED HIMSELF TO BE BRIBED BY GYAN AND HIS ARAB MONEY. AA HAS NO POWER OVER GYAN….

        • Al-Ain Fc says:

          my friend that’s what gyan was doing he was going back, bringing defenders with him and pass the ball for other’s to score he assisted 4 goals out of 7 ghana scored in the african nation cup, i hope A.A starts with 2 strikers in the semi’s against either togo or burkina faso because they both can finish and ghana can not take more risks like they did vs capre verde

          Thank You

  20. Ghana are quacks says:

    Am happy you burggers know your over rate your filthy asses for nothing. Wait for the might chipolopolo in your dirt back yard as they sail their way to Brazil in style.

  21. STUPID GHANAIAN says:

    Be grateful we won. We wud have been crying by now. Congratulations boys.

  22. Area says:

    Some people think they can just sit down and talk any how. Why didnt u go 2 play 4 Ghana if u are de best strikers? What we need is a win .Cape verde could play 95% but we have won

  23. Sammer Da Kumasian says:

    The team played poorly but at the end f the day we won. That is the xtics of a championship winning team. So winning is all thar matters. Pray for the stars.

  24. Jaja says:

    cape verde hinted that ‘the best team is going home’ because of match fixing. the referee was bribed to give the penalty, and maybe they’re right. cause indeed the penalty was very dubious..

    • GH FUO, THINK BIG!!! says:

      CLEAR PENALTY. DO U UNDERSTAND SOCCER? GYAN WAS SHOVED OFF THE BALL. THE DEFENDER SHOULD HAVE GONE FOR THE BALL, NOT GYAN. THE RULES INSIDE THE 18 ARE UNFORGIVABLE SO IT HURTS ME WHEN PLAYERS LIKE ATSU, ASANTE, KASA, GYAN DONT LIKE TO INVADE THE 18 YARD BOX LIKE ABODAMFUOR.

  25. Maxwell Johnson says:

    MORON!! Which PK was dubious, did you really watched the game? You’re clueless, @ jaja.

  26. BX, NYC says:

    Not impressed at all by the BS… I watched the full game in frustration and couldn’t believe i was watching Ghana… The midfield seriously sucked.. Gyan, Paintsil, Adoma, Aful shouldn’t be playing.. I’m sorry to say.. What an awful game.. Dauda did well but please spare us the theatrics, you’re not in hollywood… I’m supporting the coach for this tournament but he must resign afterwards cuz he’s really bad.. Geeshhh…..

  27. junior mafia says:

    They should hv taken their chances if ther was match fixin..gyan was clear on goal and was shoved of the da ball wat is dubious about dat…dat cape verde coach get mof..beautiful game is shit if u dnt get da reaults..dey should ask barcelona last ur champ league semi final wit chelsea….

  28. zambia is our toilet hole says:

    YOU GUYS CAN SAT SHIT.AT THE END OF THE DAY WHICH TEAM IS GOING HOW?WHICH TEAM REMAINS?GO GO GO GHANA.GO FR GOLD .

  29. Kwame Adu-Gyamfi says:

    Everyone acts like Ghana is the only team that wanted to win. We won the match that’s what matters. There will be some mistakes and there will also be improvements. Cape Verde wanted to win, this is their brightest moment in their footballing history, its not like Ghana let them look good. We made history today, first team to make it to afcon semifinals 4 times. Go black stars.

  30. Al-Ain Fc says:

    Hello,
    i personally think it is not gyan’s fault, i saw all of ghana’s game’s in the african nation and all of you were just too hard on gyan its like GHANA is a one man team and thats (GYAN) he has no support with him he is the only striker up front and 2 solid defender’s marking him so he has to come back down to receive the ball and be a playmaker of the team and the biggest proof he assisted 4 goals of 7, the coach really needs to put 2 strikers up front if you want gyan to play well cause he will be free from a man marking him. just try to understand it’s not always gyan’s fault.
    all my respect, a big fan of Al-Ain Fc

  31. tooma says:

    the truth of the matter is the team perform bad but the reality and the bottom line is we are going to the semis lets wish them the best of luck

  32. Kwame Pito says:

    I think A.A has stopped doing something he used to do at the start of the competition. TRAIN THE LADS TO PLAY A HIGH INTENSITY GAME with focus and without fatigue. Secondly inform them to PLAY FOR EACH OTHER, SCORE FOR EACH OTHER. Team work will win us afcon but INDIVIDUALITY WILL MAKE US FAIL. Go back to basics A.A and gudluck.

  33. Luapula Fish says:

    awful performance

  34. Louis kwaku says:

    Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah:
    “Our first half was okay, but second half was not one of our best games.
    “Cape Verde dominated in the second half, but the important thing is that we won and are through to the semi-finals. Cape Verde proved me right that they would be tough.”
    Cape Verde coach Luis Antunes:
    “Today, we all watched a beautiful game but, unfortunately, the best team is going home and the tournament will lose its shine.
    “This was our fourth game and in our first three games there were no questions – now there are questions. You should draw your own conclusions.
    “They would want to see Ghana move into the semi-finals or do you want 200 spectators to watch Cape Verde against Togo in the semi-finals?”

    • GH FUO, THINK BIG!!! says:

      LOUIS KWAKU, THANKS FOR THIS PIECE…
      INFACT, COACH AA DESERVES 2 SLAPS FOR HIS FOOLISH ANALYSIS. GH PLAYED LIKE MILK IN D FLAT IN THE FIRST HALF. AAAHHH! WHERE WAS AA? WE ONLY PICKED UP OUR INTENSITY IN THE 2ND…GYAN HAS MISSED 3 GOOD SCORING CHANCES THUS FAR IN THIS TOURNAMNT….CAPTAIN PAA? TWEAAAA!

      I THINK THE REF WAS ACTUALLY FAVORING THE CAPE VERDEANS IN MY HUMBLE OPINION. CAPE VERDE ARE A GOOD, DISCIPLINED TEAM. THEY JUST RUN INTO A MORE DETERMINED GH DATS ALL. WITH AN AWESOME DIE HARD GOALIE. IF GH HAD CLOSE TO HALF THE CHANCES THE CAPE VERDEANS HAD, GH WOULD HAVE WON BY 5 GOALS. IF THIS TEAM HAD PLAYED GH WEN AA INITIALLY TOOK OVER AS GH COACH. CAPE VERDE WOULD HAVE WON….

  35. Faisal says:

    To all of you who are saying that winning the game should be paramount to anything else, I hope you will not come here and insult the players and the coach when they play same way and lose in the semi finals. Becos Adebayor will score a minimum of 2 goals if Ghana go and play like that in semi finals cos Togo will beat Burkina who have lost Alain Traore and will find it hard to score goals

  36. agyedufred says:

    reading most of the crap above i just laugh, football now isnt about beauty, last year the only game gh played most beautiful soccer was against zambia yet we lost and the coach had to be fired, this year im even surprised what me fellow ghanaians are saying about AA some calling him kumasi coach,its pathetic some people expose their inferiority complex so much as to find every way possible to feel better above a certain tribe,mind you AA comes from Wenchi in the brong ahafo region but yes Kumasi will always accept anyone who identifies with a good cause. analyse his substitution when things were tough, wakaso came on to reduce the domination of midfield by Cape verde and we all saw his impact, Derek came when we cld not hold on to ball and kept loosing possesion as soon as we gained ball, he holds on to ball for long and gives the defence a breathing space to reduce pressure, and solomon asante my goodness, its amazing ppl talk from their tummy with biased mind,be onjective and criticise dully





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2014 World Cup: Portugal star Ronaldo returns to boost Madrid ahead of Bayern clash

Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo has recovered from the injury that is threatening to wreck his World Cup campaign by returning to training to give Real Madrid a huge boost ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Bayern Munich.
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Schalke star Kevin-Prince Boateng laments their poor display against Stuttgart

Schalke midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng admits his German side were simply not up to task in their comprehensive 3-1 defeat to Stuttgart in their Bundesliga over the weekend.
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