Jordan Ayew winning love from fans
Jordan Ayew has been heavily criticised in this tournament but is gradually winning back support thanks to his recent inspiring performances.
After his goal last night he has now been involved in four of the Black Stars’ last seven goals at the Africa Cup of Nations (3 goals, 1 assist)
How Ghana won the midfield battle
One of the areas where the Black Stars outclassed Guinea Bissau was in the midfield. Ghana had 27 recoveries as compared to Guinea Bissau’s 18.
A total of 165 passes were completed by Andre Ayew and Co. as opposed to just 60 for their opponents. Fewer fouls (6) were also committed by the Ghanaians in this zone while GB had 10.
Balanced offensive stats
Although Ghana won the game, the offensive stats were almost even - an indication of how both teams needed the three points to progress.
That battle for supremacy showed in the successful passing stats as Guinea Bissau recorded just 76.5% of passing success while Ghana managed a respectable 82.1%.
Another good day for Ofori
The Ghana goalkeeper achieved another clean sheet on Tuesday but that was not all. He faced fewer shots (5) as opposed to his opponent’s 13, and completed 16 passes and 5 goal kicks.
The defenders laboured for it
Ghana defenders kept their opponents at bay by any means necessary by committing more fouls (13) than the two from GB’s defenders.Interceptions were even (3), while Ghana won more headers (27 to 18) and made more completed passes (124 to 108).