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Ghana through to AFCoN final

by | 05/02/2015  Comments (9)  jump
Christian Atsu and Ghana will contest the Africa Cup of Nations final against Ivory Coast after they beat hosts Equatorial Guinea 3-0.

They had to complete the match in a mostly empty stadium, however, after the match was held up for over half an hour by disturbances in the stands. The bulk of the crowd was escorted from the stadium after fans of the host nation began pelting Ghana's players with projectiles after they had built an unassailable lead in the semi-final.

Gabonese referee Eric Otogo-Castane stopped play in the 82nd minute and the Ghanaian players congregated for safety behind one of the goals before the game finally resumed.

Andrew Ayew scored twice for Ghana and Wakaso Mubarak was also on target while Atsu again completed the full 90 minutes for the Black Stars.  


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Minik Hansen
1 Posted 06/02/2015 at 02:04:33
More precious 90 minutes, Come On You Blue Atsu! :)
Brian Hennessy
2 Posted 06/02/2015 at 09:53:18
Now I know it was only the AFCON but, from what I saw of Atsu last night, I think he has a huge amount to offer us.

That is of course if he shows as much desire as he did for Ghana. He showed real pace and excellent decision-making and passing ability on quite a few occasions.

Looking forward to him coming back.

Andrew Ellams
3 Posted 06/02/2015 at 10:03:51
Not seen any of the tournament, which wing has Atsu been playing on?
Phil Walling
4 Posted 06/02/2015 at 10:09:38
Can't believe with this star in our midst, Martinez found it necessary to sign Lennon.

I jest, of course!

Brian Hennessy
5 Posted 06/02/2015 at 10:18:57
Andrew, from what I saw last night he was on the right wing in a pretty forward role.

An excellent pass from him drew a foul on a player for the first penalty, and he broke forward and showed good vision and pass to set up the second.

Eugene Ruane
6 Posted 06/02/2015 at 10:16:57
Knowing he's already scored a couple, I watched the game last night and while he wasn't GREAT-great, he was confident, fast, put in a couple of decent tackles and played a good ball ('assist' if you insist) for their second.

Basically, he looked a decent enough player and nothing like the tiny rabbit caught in the headlights he's appeared to be on his limited appearances for us (he actually looked bigger for them). All very confusing really.

Ray Roche
8 Posted 08/02/2015 at 22:32:23
Yet McGeady get's a start ahead of him....
Colin Williams
9 Posted 08/02/2015 at 22:23:44
Looks a top talent... why the feck heÂ’s not played more? Considering the coaching staff see/ know all about him day in/out!! Mystery. To play at that level of consistently throughout the tournament shows the ladÂ’s a talent!... maybe weÂ’ll lose him and Garbutt at end of season! Another good decision by Martinez! ... NOT!

Brent Stephens
10 Posted 08/02/2015 at 22:38:27
More evidence that Roberto is coaching the spontaneity out of our players, turning them into automatons who have to play to a far too regimented system?

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