No matter the outcome of the Ghana-Egypt encounter in the last group match, the senior national team will take a place in the quarter finals of the ongoing 31st Nations Cup after painstaking overcoming Mali. [1-0]
The Stars took off from their usual first half fluidity in the first game against Uganda. Dede had the first chance of the duel when he had the Mali keeper to beat but blast it wild.
Ghana’s work hard paid off in the 20th minutes when skipper overpowered the Malian defense to head home a towering Jordan Ayew’s cross.
The Malian came strongly in the second half in search of the equalizer but could not materialized with Razak Braimah standing in strongly.
The result means, the four times African champions are guaranteed place in the quarters final.
Ghana takes on Egypt in the last group game of which the outcome has no bearing on the next stage of the competition.