CAF update: Ghana 2, Cape Verde 0

Ghana reached the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations after Mubarak Wakaso scored a controversial penalty and a breakaway goal. Ghana won a penalty-kick when Asamoah Gyan fell after a Carlitos shoulder barge and Wakaso. Cape Verde responded well and Ghana goalkeeper Fatau Dauda made superb saves from Platini, Djaniny and Heldon.

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But Wakaso raced clear with the Cape Verde keeper stranded to seal the win.It was a harsh ending for Cape Verde, who came so close to an equalizer that would have been deserved on balance of play in the second half.

That they were undone by a dubious penalty decision and a last-minute goal when they had thrown everyone forward will be a bitter memory to reflect on when they look back at their first Nations Cup finals.

The Blue Sharks shaded a cagey first half as both sides looked more afraid to make a mistake than be prepared to try to make something happen.

Source: BBC

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