Ghana required a brade from Christian Atsu and Kwesi Appiah’s late first half finish against Guinea to make the fifth consecutive semi finals of the Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday.

Atsu met Andre Ayew’s backheel in the area to finish from close range in the penalty area. The 4th minute goal gave Ghana the early lead before Kwesi Appiah’s.

Sankoh’s bizarre miscued clearance for Guinea was all Kwesi Appiah need as he met the ball the area, slotting past Guinea goalkeeper Naby Yattara in the 44th minute.

Ghana dropped the tempo in the second half as the side enjoyed possessing the ball. Guinea’s Ibrahima Traore messed a set piece opportunity when he went to a different angle at goal.

And in the 61st minute, Atsu found his second goal of the day, the black stars’ third when he picked up a short throw-in from the right before hitting a perfect swerve that stretched Guinea’s Yattara, finding the far left inside of the net.

The goal of the tournament contender with Javier Balboa’s free kick for Equatorial Guinea sealed Ghana’s place in the last four.

Guinea goalkeeper Yatarra’s tempestuous game came to an end before the final whistle after his reckless studs up challenge on Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan infront of the area.

Avram Grant’s men will now face hosts Equatorial Guinea in the semi finals of the continental showpiece. Ghana last won four of their Africa Cup of Nations titles in 1982.

Deputy Editor at Kawowo Sports. He is an aspiring Sport Psychologist.

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