Ghana defeated Niger 3-0 on Monday to head to Top Group B of Afcon .Ghana finished top of the group on seven points and are still unbeaten in the tournament.
Ghana’s goals came from Asamoah Gyan, Christian Atsu and John Boye.Asamoah Gyan scored after six minutes. Niger had a goal disallowed for an infringement four minutes later they rarely threatened again.
The Black Stars doubled their lead through Christian Atsu after 23 minutes and put the game beyond Niger’s grasp when John Boye pounced on a mistake by goalkeeper Kassaly Daouda to make it 3-0 from a metre out four minutes into the second half.
Ghana are likely to find Cape Verde, who finished as runners-up to South Africa in Group A, a far more disciplined and organised opponent on Saturday but on this form they will start as favourites to win that game too.
Meanwhile Mali’s hard fought 1-1 draw with Congo ensured it qualified second in the group.