Scorers 0 – 1 6′ A. Gyan
0 – 2 23′ C. Atsu
0 – 3 48′ 26 J Boye
Man of the match Christian Atsu. Fair play Asamoah Djan.
Ghana eased through to the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations by beating Niger to finish top of Group B.
Captain Asamoah Gyan was instrumental throughout the match. The Ghanaian skipper drove home a cross from Albert Adomah for the opening goal of the match.
Gyan then turned provider as he crossed for Christian Atsu, who chested the ball down before poking it in for the second goal and his first in an AFCON match.
Ghana wrapped up the win when Gyan’s header was parried by Daouda Kassaly and John Boye had the easy job of tapping in the rebound.
It was a comprehensive victory and a solid performance from a Ghana team that went into the game knowing they only needed a draw to make it through to the last eight.
Niger’s hopes of progressing were slim and they were blown away by the pace and precision of the Black Stars, who clinched top spot in the group on seven points to set up a meeting with debutants Cape Verde.
Ghana line up: Fatau Dauda, John Paintsil, Harrison Afful, John Boye, Isaac Vorsah, Rabiu Mohammed, Albert Adomah, Agyemang Badu, Asamoah Gyan, Christian Atsu, Kwadwo Asamoah.