South Africa 1-2 Ghana: Boye scores for Black Stars

South Africa 1-2 Ghana: Boye scores for Black Stars [divider]

Ghana beat South Africa 2-1 to reach the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals as Group C winners.

South Africa took an early lead after Mandla Masongo scored on 17 minutes.

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Ghana were on the verge of crashing out of the competition until Kayseri Erciyesspor defender equalised 17 minutes from time.

The Black Stars poured men forwards in search of a winner and were rewarded for their efforts on 83 minutes when Andre Ayew scored the winning goal.

Trabzonspor forward Abdul Majeed Waris was called up by Ghana manager Avram Grant but was later removed from the squad after suffering an injury.

South Africa 1-2 Ghana

South Africa: Brilliant Khuzwayo, Thabo Matlaba, Erick Mathoho, Anele Ngcongca, Rivaldo Coetzee, Thuso Phala (Sibusiso Vilakazi 58’), Dean Furman, Andile Jali, Mandla Masango, Bongani Ndulula (Bernard Parker 85’), Tokelo Rantie (Reneilwe Letsholonyane 74’)

Ghana: Razak Braimah, Harrison Afful, Daniel Amartey (John Boye 36’), Baba Rahman, Jonathan Mensah, Mubarak Wakaso, Afriyie Acquah (Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu 70’), Christian Atsu, Andre Ayew, Asamoah Gyan, Jordan Ayew (Kwesi Appiah 71’)

Goals: Mandla Masango 17’, Ghana John Boye 72’, Andre Ayew 83