Ghana advanced to the semi-finals of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations with a 2-0 win over debutants Cape Verde on Saturday in a tense game.
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A 53rd minute goal from a spot kick by substitute Mubarak Wakaso gave the Black Stars victory at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium after Asamoah Gyan had been barged over in the Cape Verde box.
In the final minute of extra time, Cape Verde committed every man forward for a corner and when the ball broke out, it found Wakaso who run from behind the centre line to slot in for the second goal.
The Blues Sharks lived up to the pre-match expectation of Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah with their brand of possessive and quick attacking football.
The second half was very opened compared to the tight opening 45 minutes which saw either side not wanting to give away anything.
Cape Verde had best chances in the first half with opportunities falling to Ramos Heldon from a Julio Tavares knock down.