The Black Stars were 1-0 down to Mandla Masango's stunning first-half goal and heading out of the tournament until a 73rd-minute equaliser by John Boye and then Andre Ayew's winner 10 minutes later put them through.
Atsu was named the official Man of the Match after playing the 90 minutes and helping to inspire the fightback that sent Ghana into the quarter finals as Group C winners where they will face the runners up in Group D.
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1 Posted 28/01/2015 at 02:03:31
Does anyone remember when 'The African Cup of Nations' was called 'The African Nations Cup'? Who instigated that change of name?! It makes much less sense now.
2 Posted 28/01/2015 at 05:34:44
All possible and with different meanings!
A bit cruel Phil to say he's been utter dogshit. He hasn't impressed, but he hasn't had much of a chance either... although I'm not holding my breath, I think you're being a bit hard on him...
3 Posted 28/01/2015 at 06:49:35
We're obviously paying his wages while he's with us, so for God's sake, give him a chance to impress or fail in the only way possible...on the pitch, as a regular. Maybe that way we will see him re-creating his international firm.
4 Posted 28/01/2015 at 07:26:22
5 Posted 28/01/2015 at 11:03:39
6 Posted 28/01/2015 at 20:43:20
7 Posted 29/01/2015 at 15:33:36
I have no problem with players who are desperate to do well for their countries, on the contrary I think it's great. But he has contributed nothing to our season so far, pings a hamstring after 7 minutes in the one game he starts where there seemed to be some hope of a turnaround in fortune, then needless to say recovers just in time to star at the tournament.
All I can say is, he'd better bloody well come back fully fit, firing and actually make a difference in our final 15 games or so!
8 Posted 29/01/2015 at 16:06:03
It's very hard to feel that element of 'ownership' in his case. He looks for all the world like exactly what he is Â– a Chelsea player who has really very little interest in Everton, other than hopefully getting a game now and again, accepting the reality that he would have no chance in his parent club's shamelessly bloated squad. FFP? My arse!
9 Posted 31/01/2015 at 23:10:04
Other than that, I love your pieces... so, er, keep 'em coming!
10 Posted 01/02/2015 at 18:32:41
11 Posted 01/02/2015 at 18:39:17
12 Posted 01/02/2015 at 18:49:42
Presume we will see more of him when he comes back; I still think he is capable of doing something for us.
13 Posted 01/02/2015 at 19:08:05
Reminiscent of the great Hagi.
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