Posted January 24, 2013 on AP on Fox
Mubarak Wakaso stepped up in place of Asamoah Gyan to bury a 38th-minute penalty and give Ghana a 1-0 win over Mali at the African Cup of Nations on Thursday. Wakaso's strike put Ghana's Group B campaign on track after the title contender blew a 2-0 lead to draw its opener against Congo. He capitalized from the spot at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium after Emmanuel Agyemang Badu was fouled by Adama Tamboura 10 minutes before halftime. Captain Gyan decided before the tournament not to take penalties after a run of misses, leaving the young Wakaso to sweep his left-foot penalty home and then celebrate by showing a religious slogan on a T-shirt that could land him in trouble. Mali went closest with an early free kick from captain Seydou Keita.

Gyan Fit To Start Against Mali – Ghana Doctor Adamu

Asamoah Gyan was moving freely in Tuesday's training session By Ameenu Shardow Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan has been given the all-clear to feature against Mali despite sustaining a cut on the foot. The Black Stars captain seems t0 have picked the injury in the 2-2 draw with DR Congo in the opening Group B game at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations last Sunday. Gyan missed Monday...

Ghana Captain Gyan Warns Against Niger Complacency

Asamoah Gyan in an aerial tussle for the ball Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan warned his team against complacency when they face Niger in their final group game. The Black Stars are in pole position to clinch top spot in Group B with a win over Niger on Monday. This was after Ghana beat Mali 1-o on Thursday haven drawn 2-2 with DR Congo in the group opener. The Black Stars might in the...

Ghana’s Technical Team Happy With Gyan’s Performance At Afcon

Asamoah Gyan in an aerial tussle for the ball By Ameenu Shardow Maxwell Konadu says the Ghana technical team is satisfied with the performance of striker Asamoah Gyan at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations. The 27-year-old is yet to score for the Black Stars after two games in the tournament. Gyan’s mini-goal drought in South Africa has raised some concerns over his sharpness up front...

Wakaso penalty gives Ghana 1-0 win over Mali

Mubarak Wakaso stepped up in place of Asamoah Gyan and converted a 38th-minute penalty to give Ghana a 1-0 victory over Mali on Thursday in the African Cup of Nations, then celebrated with a religious slogan that could leave him in trouble. Wakaso put Ghana's Group B campaign on track after the title contenders blew a 2-0 lead to draw their opening match against Congo. He celebrated...

Ghana Won’t Underrate Niger At Afcon – Asamoah Gyan

Asamoah Gyan is the captain of the Black Stars at the Africa Cup of Nations Asamoah Gyan, the Ghana captain, says the four-time champions need to back up their win against Mali yesterday with another victory against Niger in their final Group B game of the African Cup of Nations. The Black Stars went to the top of Group B with a 1-0 win against Mali as Mubarak Wakaso converted a...

Konadu Dismisses Concerns Over Gyan’s Captaincy

Ghana captain Asaomah Gyan By Ameenu Shardow Assistant coach Maxwell Konadu disagrees with the assertion captain Asamoah Gyan is not an inspirational leader. Issues have been raised over the leadership qualities of the Al Ain striker both on and off the field of play. Unlike previous Black Stars captains, the 27-year-old chooses not to yell or make gestures during matches to show...

Gyan Insists Black Stars Won’t Underrate Niger On Monday

Gyan wants another improved performance against Niger on Monday Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan insists the Black Stars will not underrate Niger ahead of their final group match on Monday. The Ghanaians needed a Wakaso Mubarak’s 38th minute penalty to nick maximum points against a resolute Mali side at the Nelson Mandela Bay stadium in Port Elizabeth. Lively midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang...

Breaking News: Vorsah In Ghana Starting Line-up To Face Mali – Akaminko, Atsu Axed

Kwadwo Asamoah, Isaac Vorsah, Harrison Afful will all play in their regular positions against Mali Ghana have named their strongest starting line-up to face Mali on Thursday with Isaac Vorsah, Rabiu Mohammed and Harrison Afful returning to face the Eagles while Kwadwo Asamoah will play in midfield. Influential midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah has been returned to his favourite playmaker...

Mali Coach Plays Mind Games, Brands Ghana As ‘germany Of Africa’

Mali coach wants to divert attention from his star-studded squad Mali coach Patrice Carteron is the latest coach to use mind games ahead of the clash against Ghana by describing the Black Stars as the “Germany” of Africa. The Frenchman is heaping praise on the Black Stars as he plots the downfall of the four-time champions just as his compatriot Claude Leroy did ahead of Sunday’s...

Ghana Coach Appiah To Ring Major Changes To Face Mali Today

Kwadwo Asamoah is likely to be used just behind the strikers against Mali By Ameenu Shardow – Port Elizabeth, South Africa Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah says he will make changes to his starting line-up to face Mali on Thursday at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations. From the training sessions at the Black Stars training ground, it is clear that some players who played in Ghana’s first...

Ghana’s Asamoah Reverts To Normal Midfield Role Against Mali

Kwadwo Asamoah returns to Ghana midfield against Mali By Ameenu Shardow Kwadwo Asamoah has been restored to his normal midfield role for Ghana’s crucial game against Mali on Thursday. The 24-year-old has been good in an awkward left-back position for the Black Stars at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations. Asamoah scored and set up another from his make-shift defensive role in Ghana’s...
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