Ghana halted the fairytale run of debutants Cape Verde Islands in the CAF Africa Cup of Nations with a 2-0 quarter-final win Saturday, with substitute Mubarak Wakaso grabbing both goals.
Ghana sealed top place in CAF Africa Cup of Nations Cup Group B and a quarter-final meeting with Cape Verde by outclassing Niger. Asamoah Gyan, Christian Atsu and John Boye grabbed the goals in a 3-0 win.
With two man of the match awards already in the bag at the CAF Africa Cup of Nations, Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu is hoping to keep Ghana moving towards their first continental trophy in over three decades.
Alessandro Del Piero's goalscoring heroics, Edinson Cavani and Michael Owen grabbing landmark goals and some wayward shooting in South Africa all feature in FIFA.com's latest stats review.
Two former winners of the CAF Africa Cup of Nations played out an entertaining draw as Ghana and Congo DR both kicked off their respective campaigns, scoring the first goals of this year's competition in the process.
Udinese climbed into the top half of the Serie A table after goals from Danilo and Antonio Di Natale allowed them to take all three points at Sampdoria, who later missed a penalty.