The black stars of Ghana has qualified to the round 16 stage of the ongoing African cup of nations taking place in Cairo, Egypt.
The Ghana senior national team beat Guinea Bissau by 2 goals to Neil yesterday, in the final Group F game at the Suez Sports Stadium.
Ghana’s victory over Guinea-Bissau, courtesy of goals from Jordan Ayew and Thomas Partey, as well as Cameroon’s draw against Benin, means the stars top the group with 5 points.
Ghana drew against Benin 2-2 in the first game after playing with 10-men, and again drew against defending champions Cameroon in the second game.
Coach Kwesi Appiah in yesterday’s match made four changes to the team that drew 0-0 with Cameroon, with Joseph Aidoo, Kwabena Owusu, Samuel Owusu and John Boye all starting.
For Aidoo it was his first appearance at the tournament, taking the place of Jonathan Mensah who failed to recover from a knock he picked up against the Indomitable Lions.
Samuel Owusu and Kwabena Owusu were rewarded with their first starts following the impressive showing on Saturday.
John Boye, who missed Cameroon game due to suspension, replaced suspended Kassim Nuhu.
Kwadwo Asamoah was dropped to the bench after delivering a below-par performance.
The seven players that kept their starting place were Richard Ofori, Baba Rahman, Andy Yiadom, Mubarak Wakaso, Thomas Partey, Jordan Ayew and Andre Ayew.