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FT: Niger 0-3 Ghana
From: Ghana||Myjoyonline.com|Nathan Gadugah          Published On: January 28, 2013, 17:00 GMT
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FT: Niger 0-3 Ghana

1853 Its all over. Ghana win by 3 goals to nil. Black Stars top Group B with Mali securing second place after a 1-1 drawn game with DR Congo.

1843 Niger win a corner. Quickly taken but well defended and Ghana switch from defence into Attack with Solomon Asante tearing off from his markers. He is brought down heavily.

1839 Its still 1-1 in the Mali- DR Congo game. Mali qualifies together with Ghana in the group if the score line remains the same.

1835 Gyan out Clottey in for Ghana

1833 Rabiu pulls off a great save. He has been on holidays for most part of the second half. He palmed away a goal bound shot.

1830 Derek Boateng comes in for Rabiu Mohammed.

1819 Back to the Ghana game and its Gyan again who miss two glorious opportunities. His first was a shot too feeble to beat the Nigerian and the second was a total mis-kick but its Ghana still leading comfortably.

1815 Its still 1-1 after 61 minutes in the other group game. Mali will qualify ahead of DR Congo if the results remain the same.

1813 The Nigerians lift up their game. They make an incursion on the right, sends in a cross and oo Fatau spills it badly but nobody to connect.

1811 Ghana on rampage. Kwadwo Asamoah makes a run on the left and sets up Gyan but a timely clearance denies a Gyan brace.

1807 Goal!!!!!! Its John Boye an unlikely source. He connects a rebound after the Nigerian goal keeper spills an Asamoah Gyan header.

1802 The players of the two teams make their way onto the pitch and get ready for the second half. Ghana get the second half underway. No changes to either side.

Back from recess

1745+1 Referee whistles for the end of the first half.

1743 Nigerian goal keeper pulls a superb save to deny Ghana's third goal. Great build up on the left from Gyan. He finds Badu who whips it low and hard but the Nigerian's outstretched left hand palms the ball away for corner. Great piece of goal keeping.

1734 The Nigerian breach the Ghana defence on the right with a great run and a superb cross but Kofi Dankwa fails to get a touch to the cross as the ball goes just across the face of goal.

1723 Another Ghana goal and its Christian Atsu with goal of breath taking genius. All credit to Asamoah Gyan who releases Atsu with an inch perfect cross. Atsu controls it on his chest before connecting it for Ghana's second goal. GOAL!!!!!

1715 Elsewhere in the other Group B game which is being played concurrently, DR Congo and Mali are tied 1-1 after just 15 minutes.

1710 The Nigerians react rather quickly. They win a corner which is converted deep and Fatau Dauda spills in the air after a little shove behind. The Nigerian striker whips it in FOR A GOAL but their jubilation is cut shot. Referee judges that as a foul on Fatau Dauda.

1707 After just 7 minutes Captain Asamoah Gyan put the Black Stars ahead with a well taken goal. GOAL!!!

Live Update

Ghana play Niger in the final Group B game in the ongoing Nations Cup tournament.

The Stars need just a draw to book a quarter final place but the Nigerians need nothing than a win.

Watch the live match below

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