Africa Cup of Nations - Group F
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Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Ghana beat Guinea-Bissau to reach last 16

Jordan Ayew
Jordan Ayew scored his second goal of the tournament, also netting in a 2-2 draw with Benin

Ghana reached the last 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations and knocked out Guinea-Bissau with a 2-0 win in Suez.

Jordan Ayew raced on to a through ball seconds after half-time to put them ahead, and Thomas Partey slotted home Abdul Baba's cross to seal the victory.

That second goal ensured Ghana finished top of Group F, with Cameroon drawing 0-0 with Benin in Ismailia.

Guinea Bissau, who could have gone through with a victory, hit the woodwork three times.

Piqueti had a 25-yard shot tipped onto the bar by keeper Richard Ofori, Joseph Mendes hit the outside of the post from the edge of the box and Mamadu Cande's corner struck the crossbar.

Swansea striker Ayew also hit the post twice, once in each half.

As a result of winning the group on goal difference, four-time champions Ghana, who had drawn their opening two games, will face the team who finish second in Group E - Mali, Tunisia, Angola or Mauritania - in Ismailia on Monday.

Cameroon will face Nigeria in Alexandria on Saturday.

Ghana aren't clicking - Analysis

BBC World Service's John Bennett at Suez Stadium

What a relief for Ghana. The first half must have been painful to watch for their fans. Literally nothing to get excited about and their future here in Egypt hanging in the balance.

But this Ghana side has a number of individuals who can get them out of trouble and one of them is Jordan Ayew. A frustrating player to watch at times because you always feel he is capable of delivering more but it was a really well-taken goal. He drove at the defender with the pace he inherited from his father Abedi Pele and then calmly curled it past the keeper.

It was also good to see Thomas Partey sliding in to get on the scoresheet. The Atletico Madrid midfielder has the potential to be one of the the star players of this tournament but he fell short of his own high standards in the first two games. Hopefully this can kick start his Cup of Nations.

So Ghana are into the last 16 but they still don't seem to be clicking.

Can they deliver in the knockout stages? History tells you yes, Ghana always seems to make at least the semi-finals in recent years but Kwesi Appiah will know his squad need to find another level of performance.

Line-ups

Guinea-Bissau

  • 1Mendes
  • 21Chipela Gomes
  • 14Soares
  • 4Djaló Tiratolay
  • 22CandeBooked at 65mins
  • 17Baldé
  • 3NogueiraBooked at 51minsSubstituted forMoro Cassamãat 64'minutes
  • 20Soriano Mane
  • 18Brito e SilvaSubstituted forSilva Sáat 68'minutes
  • 10Tuncará Gomes
  • 19MendesSubstituted forMendyat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Cassamá
  • 5Brito Silva
  • 6Soares Dabó
  • 7Mendes Lopes
  • 8Lamine Jaquité
  • 9Baldé
  • 11Barbosa Intima
  • 12Camara Dabó
  • 13Mendy
  • 15Silva Sá
  • 16Moro Cassamã
  • 23Vieira Cá

Ghana

  • 1Ofori
  • 22Yiadom
  • 18AidooBooked at 23mins
  • 21Boye
  • 17Baba
  • 19OwusuSubstituted forAsamoahat 86'minutes
  • 5ParteySubstituted forEkubanat 83'minutes
  • 11Wakaso
  • 8KwabenaSubstituted forAcquahat 66'minutes
  • 10A Ayew
  • 9J Ayew

Substitutes

  • 2Attamah
  • 3Gyan
  • 4Mensah
  • 6Acquah
  • 12Ati
  • 13Ekuban
  • 14Agbenyenu
  • 16Annan
  • 20Asamoah
Referee:
Eric Otogo-Castane
Attendance:
6,905

Match Stats

Home TeamGuinea-BissauAway TeamGhana
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home6
Away17
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home20
Away23

Live Text

Match ends, Guinea-Bissau 0, Ghana 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Guinea-Bissau 0, Ghana 2.

Attempt blocked. Sori Mané (Guinea-Bissau) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Hand ball by Mubarak Wakaso (Ghana).

Attempt missed. Mama Baldé (Guinea-Bissau) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left. Assisted by Frederic Mendy.

Mubarak Wakaso (Ghana) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Pelé (Guinea-Bissau).

Foul by Mubarak Wakaso (Ghana).

Moreto Cassamã (Guinea-Bissau) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match (Ghana).

John Boye (Ghana) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Moreto Cassamã (Guinea-Bissau).

Substitution

Substitution, Ghana. Kwadwo Asamoah replaces Samuel Kwame Owusu.

Attempt missed. Samuel Kwame Owusu (Ghana) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Andy Yiadom.

Foul by Caleb Ekuban (Ghana).

Juary Soares (Guinea-Bissau) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Ghana. Caleb Ekuban replaces Thomas Partey.

Foul by Mubarak Wakaso (Ghana).

Moreto Cassamã (Guinea-Bissau) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Samuel Kwame Owusu (Ghana) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Thomas Partey.

Substitution

Substitution, Guinea-Bissau. Frederic Mendy replaces Joseph Mendes.

Attempt missed. Mubarak Wakaso (Ghana) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Afriyie Acquah.

Attempt saved. Jordan Ayew (Ghana) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Afriyie Acquah with a through ball.

Afriyie Acquah (Ghana) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sori Mané (Guinea-Bissau).

Foul by Abdul Rahman Baba (Ghana).

Nanu (Guinea-Bissau) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Afriyie Acquah (Ghana).

Sori Mané (Guinea-Bissau) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Guinea-Bissau 0, Ghana 2. Thomas Partey (Ghana) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Abdul Rahman Baba.

Offside, Ghana. Thomas Partey tries a through ball, but Samuel Kwame Owusu is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Guinea-Bissau. Toni Silva replaces Piqueti.

Attempt missed. Mamadu Cande (Guinea-Bissau) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by John Boye (Ghana).

Joseph Mendes (Guinea-Bissau) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by John Boye (Ghana).

Mamadu Cande (Guinea-Bissau) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Ghana. Afriyie Acquah replaces Owusu Kwabena.

Booking

Mamadu Cande (Guinea-Bissau) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Egypt33005059
2Uganda31113304
3DR Congo31024403
4Zimbabwe301216-51

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Madagascar32105237
2Nigeria32012206
3Guinea31114314
4Burundi300304-40

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Algeria33006069
2Senegal32015146
3Kenya310237-43
4Tanzania300328-60

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Morocco33003039
2Ivory Coast32015236
3South Africa310212-13
4Namibia300316-50

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Mali32106247
2Tunisia30302203
3Angola302112-12
4Mauritania302114-32

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ghana31204225
2Cameroon31202025
3Benin30302203
4Guinea-Bissau301204-41
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