Ghana are now top of Group B.
The Black Stars of Ghana on Thursday recorded their first win at the ongoing Africa Nations Cup securing a 1-0 victory over West African Neighbours, Mali, who had defeated them 2-0 at the last Nations Cup.
The win was however was not without some controversies as the Ivorian Referee in charge made some questionable calls.
In the sixth minute, a foul by Ghanaian goalkeeper, Dauda, should have been a red card but the referee gave a yellow card to the dismay of the Malians.
After a ding-dong affair, in the 38th minute a spot kick from Ghana’s Wakaso Mubarak ensured the Black Stars turned around their unimpressive record against Mali.
A lovely turn and pass from Asamoah Gyan got Badu in a scoring position. He was, however, brought down in the box by Mali’s Tamboura.
Skipper Gyan kept his pre-tournament pledge not to take any penalties. The task fell to Wakaso who executed it perfectly, driving a left-footed shot into the corner past the keeper, who went the right way.
The win takes Ghana to top of group B with four points from two games while Mali are placed second with three points having won their first game against Niger.
Ghana will be up against Niger in their final group game while Mali will trade tackles with DR Congo.
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