AFCON 2019: Ghana beat Guinea-Bissau, a step closer to trophy


The Black Stars have strolled to a comfortable 2-0 win over Guinea-Bissau to ensure qualification for the Round of 16 of the African Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Goals from Jordan Ayew and Thomas Partey saw the Black Stars cruise to victory.

In the 46th minute, Jordan Ayew connected home a right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner.

Twenty seven minutes after the break, Baba Rahman surges down the left flank for the Black Stars having been played in behind by André Ayew. He cuts back for Partey, leaving the Atlético Madrid man to tap home.

Guinea Bissau, who could have gone through with a victory, hit the woodwork three times.

Piqueti had a 25-yard shot tipped onto the bar by keeper Richard Ofori, Joseph Mendes hit the outside of the post from the edge of the box and Mamadu Cande’s corner struck the crossbar.

Swansea striker Ayew also hit the post twice, once in each half.

Ghana go top of the group as Cameroon and Benin have played to a 0-0 draw. As a result of winning the group on goal difference, four-time champions Ghana, who had drawn their opening two games, will face the team who finish second in Group E – Mali, Tunisia, Angola or Mauritania – in Ismailia on Monday.

Cameroon will face Nigeria in Alexandria on Saturday.


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