Ghana reached the last 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations and knocked out Guinea-Bissau with a 2-0 win in Suez. Jordan Ayew raced on to a through ball seconds after half-time to put them ahead, and Thomas Partey slotted home Baba Rahman’s cross to seal the victory.
That second goal ensured Ghana finished top of Group F, with Cameroon drawing 0-0 with Benin in Ismailia.
This is how Ghanacrusader’s Duah Michael rated the Black Stars players:
Richard Ofori – He didn’t have a lot to do during the game but looked very convincing when tested. Made two crucial saves. 7/10
Andy Yiadom – He had a fairly quiet game at the right side of the defence as he stuck to his task well. 5/10
Baba Rahman – Brilliant display by the left-back. Offered a lot of threatening crosses into the box and provided the assist for the important second for Ghana. 7.5/10
John Boye – Unlike the first game against Benin, he was calm and demonstrated experience particularly in the first 35 minutes when Guinea-Bissau had their best spell. 7/10
Joseph Aidoo – A bit jittery in the first half but provided a good shield in defence after recess. Was comfortable pairing the experience John Boye. 6/10
Thomas Partey – He bossed the midfield and always demanding for the ball. Connected well to secure Ghana’s second goal in the second half. 7/10
Mubarak Wakaso – Barely put a foot wrong and also won some duels but he wasn’t imposing on the night. He always looked to stretch the play with his usual long passes. 7.5/10
Andre Ayew – He really did show why he was captain of the Black Stars, always demanding for the ball and dropping deep to support the midfielder. Combined beautifully with Baba Rahman who squared the ball to Partey to finish off the game. 6.5/10
Samuel Owusu – Decent performance from the youngster. Offered a lot of support defensively and a bit slippery for Guinea-Bissau to handle. 6/10
Kwabena Owusu – Offered pace in attack but could not impose himself in the game despite beginning the game. 6/10
Jordan Ayew – Looked very confident and was willing to take on the Bissau Guineans. He took his goal well from a tight angle and could have got a couple more if he had taken his chances. 8.5/10