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

Ollie Irish

29th, January 2010

By Ollie Irish


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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