MALABO: SUPERCHARGED Ghana national soccer team stormed into the semi-final of the African Cup of Nations following a 3-0 massacre of hapless Guinea in a scintillating quarterfinal encounter at Estadio de Malabo on Sunday.
Guinea, who appeared confused, especially the reckless goalkeeper Naby Yattara, was shown red card following senseless crude tackles on Asamoah Gyan in the 91st minute.
But back to the field of action, Ghana started the match on offensive with Wakaso Mubarak finding the net in the 7th minute following a clever back pass from Andrew Ayew.
As that was not enough, Ghana hit again, this time through Christian Atsu before Kwesi Appiah sealed the scoring for the Black Stars. Had it not been for the rough play implemented by Guinea, Ghana could have won the match by a bigger margin considering their flawless football.
Though Gyan and Ayew did not find the target, their contributions were immense in that they kept the Guinea defence on their toes each time they were in possession of the ball.
Gyan, mesmerised the Guinea defence by his sudden burst of speed, supporting fellow front runners as well as marking the ball whenever lost possession. The match approach worked well in favour of the Black Stars as they cruised to the semi-final stage, in a match full action.
Guinea’s Abdoul Camara and Fode Camara played their hearts though the full squad found the going tough.
– Braimah, Afful, Rahman, Boye, Mensah, Wakaso, Acquah, Atsu, Dede, Appiah, Gyan.
– Yattara, Sankoh, Paye, Fofana, Camara, Conte, Cissé, Constant, Sylla, Razzagui Camara, Traoré.
SOURCE: CAJ NEWS AGENCY