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Played
September 6, 2013 5:00 PM BST
Baba Yara Stadium — Kumasi
Referee:‬ D. Haïmoudi‎
Attendance:‬ 40000‎
 
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André Ayew
André Ayew
Ghana
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Ghana 2-1 Zambia: Black Stars mute noisy Chipolopolo to further Brazil 2014 dream

Spartak Moscow striker Abdul Majeed Waris and Kwadwo Asamoah scored the decisive goals as the hosts ensured their place in the African play-offs to reach next summer's tournament

By Joshua Ansah

 2010 FIFA World Cup,Kwadwo Asamoah,Ghana (Getty Images)
Ghana beat Zambia to confirm their place in the next round of World Cup 2014 qualification.

A first-half goal from Spartak Moscow forward Abdul Majeed Waris gave the Black Stars a half-time before Kwadwo Asamoah doubled it in the second.

Despite a consolation goal from Nathan Sinkala, it orived enough to see the four-time African champions through to the next round, where they will meet a team yet to be decided in a two-legged play-off tie to represent Africa in Brazil next year.

The Black Stars had taken the lead through a stooping header, directed into the roof of the net from Waris and, despite the Zambians looking more comfortable in possession and seeing more of the ball, they failed to make their possession count due to the tight-knit nature of the Ghanaian defensive unit.

The Zambians' creative frustrations seemed to wane in the second half as they created a number of chances early but failed to convert. A long-range strike from Asamoah gave the Ghanaians a two-goal cushion before Sinkala reduced the deficit with an effort from the edge of the box.

Despite mounting pressure on the hosts, the Zambians failed to secure the equaliser before the full-time whistle.


Ghana

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F. Dauda
Goalkeeper
 - 
4
Daniel Opare
Defender
54′
 - 
26
Harrison Afful
Defender
77′
 - 
25
John Boye
Defender
18′
 - 
25
Jonathan Mensah
Defender
 - 
22
Kwadwo Asamoah
Midfielder
61′
 - 
21
Mohammed Rabiu
Midfielder
55′
 - 
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Wakaso
Midfielder
55′
 - 
10
André Ayew
Midfielder
 - 
3
Asamoah Gyan
Striker
80′
 - 
29
 - 

Zambia

 - 
16
Kennedy Mweene
Goalkeeper
 - 
6
 - 
-
 - 
-
 - 
13
 - 
-
 - 
19
Nathan Sinkala
Midfielder
74′
 - 
18
 - 
11
 - 
3
Chisamba Lungu
Midfielder
 - 
24

Substitutes

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Razak Brimah
Goalkeeper
 - 
-
 - 
26
 - 
-
 - 
7
 - 
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Michael Essien
Midfielder
55′
 - 
7
Badu
Midfielder
80′
 - 
9
 - 
27
Albert Adomah
Midfielder
 - 
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S. Asante
Midfielder
 - 
-
 - 
-
 - 

Substitutes

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Danny Munyao
Goalkeeper
 - 
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Joshua Titima
Goalkeeper
 - 
4
 - 
-
 - 
-
 - 
15
 - 
-
 - 
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Fwayo Tembo
Midfielder
46′
 - 
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Mukuka Mulenga
Midfielder
 - 
21
 - 
11
 - 
23

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Coach/Manager

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Results
Matchday 6
Times In BST
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Mohammed Abu Trika Mohammed Abu Trika
Midfielder
Al Ahly
6 4
Papiss Cissé Papiss Cissé
Striker
Newcastle United
6 1
Asamoah Gyan Asamoah Gyan
Striker
Al Ain
6 0
Mohamed Salah Mohamed Salah
Midfielder
Chelsea
6 0
Juvenal Juvenal
Midfielder
5 2