2 February 2013

Cape Verde/Ghana: Analysis of 1st Match of the Day - Ghana 2 - 0 Cape Verde

And that's game over here at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. Mubarak's second half double enough to see them into the semi final of the African Cup of Nations.And that is Ghana into the semi final with that strike. Wakaso has made two goals for Ghana in this game.

Ghana really struggled to keep their foot on the ball. Continuously panicking as Cape Verde pressure got to it's peak. It pays off and the Blue Sharks win a corner. It's flashed across goal, but strikes the referee and Ghana clear.

Heldon takes and forces a great save from Dauda, who pushes onto the bar.

The Cape Verdeans looked so fraustrated on the field of play and it was much a great struggle for the debutants of the African Cup of Nations but proved much more of winners on the field of play.

During the 69 minute the Cape Verde midfielder delivers a testing ball into the 6 yard box but the Ghanaian Goalkeepre clears the ball away. Leaving the goalkeeper down for treatment, maybe a good excuse to waste time but during the 71″ it looks like Dauda the goalkeeper gets better.

It also looks like Tavare and Babanco link up well.

Ghana got it's first goal through Mubarak, and now who can wrap up the tie. He's through, but smashes his effort over the bar and feels the pain of ball passing over the bar.

Substitute Mubarak smashes his effort straight down the middle to hand Ghana the initiative and this was from an earned penaltty.

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