Ghana brushed aside Guinea-Bissau 2-0 in their final 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) Group F match at the Suez Stadium in Egypt on Tuesday evening.
The victory saw the Black Stars advance to the Round of 16 as group winners, while the African Wild Dogs bowed out of the tournament after finishing fourth in the group.
The African Wild Dogs were pressed by the Black Stars in the opening stages of the match, but they looked dangerous on the counter-attack.
Guinea-Bissau came very close to scoring through Piqueti Djassi Brito Silva following a quick counter in the 18th minute.
The Saudi Arabia-based winger’s curling effort was brilliantly saved by Ghana goalkeeper Richard Ofori, who pushed the ball onto the crossbar.
The Black Stars then piled more pressure on the African Wild Dogs’ defence and Jordan Ayew’s powerful low shot hit the upright just after the half-hour mark.
The momentum was with Ghana with the halftime break approaching and they had another chance to break the deadlock.
Jordan’s older brother, Andre Ayew, went through and shot at goal, but the Guinea-Bissau goalkeeper Jonas Mendes denied the Ghana captain.( Read More ) [via @SuperSportTV]