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2 vs 0
Played
February 2, 2013 3:00 PM GMT
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium — Port Elizabeth
Referee:‬ R. Seechurn‎
Attendance:‬ 8000‎
 
54′ (PG) Wakaso
 
90+5′ Wakaso
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Ghana 2-0 Cape Verde

Goal.com rates the players as a Mubarak second half double sees Ghana into the semi finals of the African Cup of Nations ...

By Ben McAleer

  • F. Dauda
    27
    1
    4.00

    F. Dauda

    At times dodgy in the Ghana goal, especially with his erratic punching, but performed the necessities with minimal ease and made an excellent save from Djaniny in the second half.

  • John Pantsil
    13
    1
    3.00

    John Pantsil

    Broke forward well to support the attack and defended well enough to hinder the threat of Tavares.

  • Isaac Vorsah
    4
    7
    2.00

    Isaac Vorsah

    A very poor defensive display from the Ghanian defender as he continuously struggled with the attacking output of Tavares and Heldon.

  • John Boye
    12
    2
    2.50

    John Boye

    Solid performance in defence and handled the attacking threat of Cape Verde well enough.

  • Harrison Afful
    7
    1
    2.50

    Harrison Afful

    Supported the attack well, but could've easily given away a penalty in the second half.

  • Badu
    8
    1
    2.00

    Badu

    Struggled to contain Babanco in the midfield and was often over run, especially with Rabiu picking up an early booking.

  • Albert Adomah
    4
    8
    1.50

    Albert Adomah

    Ineffective on the wing after a poor game, it was no surprise to have seen him dragged off at half-time.

  • Mohammed Rabiu
    9
    1
    2.50

    Mohammed Rabiu

    Lucky to have stayed on the pitch after an erratic first half that saw him pick up a booking.

  • Kwadwo Asamoah
    23
    0
    2.50

    Kwadwo Asamoah

    Struggled up alongside Gyan and never really got going. Often stifled when trying to push forward.

  • Asamoah Gyan
    10
    8
    2.00

    Asamoah Gyan

    Often isolated up top on his own, but to his credit the former Sunderland man won his side a penalty in the second half. Poor game, other than that, for him.

  • Christian Twasam Atsu
    10
    0
    3.50

    Christian Twasam Atsu

    A continuous threat pushing forward for Ghana, especially in the first half. Threatened on the flank as the Cape Verde defence struggled to deal with the winger.

Substitutions

  • Derek Boateng
    7
    2
    2.50

    Derek Boateng

    Not enough time to make an impact

  • S. Asante
    10
    2
    3.00

    S. Asante

    Went about his duties with minimal fuss after coming on midway through the second half.

  • Wakaso
    22
    2
    3.50

    Wakaso

    Came on at half-time and netted the vital penalty before adding a second late on. Solid performance.

  • Vozinha
    4
    4
    2.50

    Vozinha

    Little he could've done for the two goals, but was rarely called upon throughout the encounter.

  • Fernando Varela
    3
    2
    3.00

    Fernando Varela

    Strong in the heart of the Cape Verde backline, was unlucky to have been on the losing side.

  • Nando
    3
    2
    3.50

    Nando

    A calm head in the Cape Verde defence, he easily repelled the threat of Gyan throughout the encounter.

  • Nivaldo
    4
    2
    3.00

    Nivaldo

    A threat pushing forward, especially from set pieces from distances, but could never really force a ball into the box

  • Babanco
    3
    2
    3.50

    Babanco

    A continuous threat from set pieces, if any goal was going to come it was going to be through him.

  • Toni Varela
    3
    2
    3.00

    Toni Varela

    Kept the team ticking in the middle of the park and easily dealt with the midfield threat of Ghana.

  • Marco Soares
    3
    2
    2.50

    Marco Soares

    Went about his business with minimal fuss, but never stood out like his midfield team-mates.

  • Héldon Ramos
    3
    2
    3.00

    Héldon Ramos

    Major attacking threat, came within inches of opening the scoring in the first half after seeing his shot fly over.

  • Julio Tavares
    3
    2
    3.00

    Julio Tavares

    A continuous menace to the Ghana backline, his attacking influence was vital to Cape Verde.

  • Ryan Mendes
    5
    2
    2.50

    Ryan Mendes

    A very quiet encounter for the Cape Verde striker, who was subbed in the second half.

  • Carlitos
    4
    2
    3.00

    Carlitos

    Did well to draw a free-kick for his side when pushing for a late equaliser and did well throughout the encounter.

Substitutions

  • Platini
    5
    2
    3.00

    Platini

    Could have been a different day for Cape Verde had he started. Forced a good save from Dauda in the second half.

  • Djaniny
    3
    2

    Djaniny

    Forced a good save from Dauda in the second half as he looked to drag his team back into the encounter late on.

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