African Cup Of Nations: Ghana 1-0 Nigeria – Gyan Header Fires Black Stars Into Final

Ollie Irish

29th, January 2010

By Ollie Irish

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Even without talisman Michael Essien, Ghana were plenty good enough to squeak past Nigeria without having to play their best. A header by Asamoah Gyan in the 21st minute did the damage. In truth though, this was a dreadful semi final, desperately short of quality and ambition, and long on the sort of basic errors that typified African football for so long.

I don’t blame the players for appearing less than fully committed. With the first ever African World Cup only a few

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