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Ghana into Nations Cup semi-finals

By Vision Reporter

Added 24th January 2010 03:00 AM

GHANA destroyed Angola’s Africa Cup of Nations dream with a 1-0 quarter-final win over the hosts here on Sunday to keep them on course for a fifth title.

GHANA destroyed Angola’s Africa Cup of Nations dream with a 1-0 quarter-final win over the hosts here on Sunday to keep them on course for a fifth title.

Asamoah Gyan’s first half goal put the Black Stars into the semi-finals where they will face the winner of Monday’s match in Lubango between Zambia and Nigeria.

As a severely depleted Ghana side marched on in search of their first continental crown in 28 years Angola rued not putting away a number of clear cut chances, not least Manucho’s shot over the woodwork approaching the interval.

Angola made two changes from the side that qualified for the last eight with a goalless draw against Algeria - defender Stelvio returning from suspension and three-goal hero Flavio back from injury to join Manucho up front.

Ghana, missing a raft of star players including Michael Essien, made one alteration from their last run out, Mathew Amoah making way for Qatar-based midfielder Opoku Agyemang.

A minute’s silence for the victims of the Haiti earthquake preceded this first ever competitive meeting between the two African states.

Ghana into Nations Cup semi-finals

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