Ghana finally broke through in the 54th minute through a questionable penalty call as Carlitos and Asamoah Gyan challenged for the ball and the striker went to ground a bit too easily. Wakaso Mubarak made no mistake with the spot kick. Both teams did little of note in the first half and there were no shots on target.
Things livened up in the second half through the introduction of Wakaso and there was finally a zip in the Black Starts. On the other hand, the Blue Sharks responded with a number of chances through Helton, Platini, and Djaniny but could not match the Black Stars clinical efficiency. Wakaso put the icing rolling the ball into an empty net in stoppage time following a Ghana counterattack.
Well played, Lucio Antunes and the Blue Sharks. You showed no awe and you did your country proud. Ghana now meet Mali while Burkina Faso take on Nigeria in the semi-finals.