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Scoring average drops to 1.5 goals a game
January 24th, 2013 10:45PM

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[AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS] Mubarak Wakaso's penalty kick gave Ghana a 1-0 victory over Mali in Group B at the Africa Cup of Nations, but  he finds himself suspended for the Black Stars' final group game against Niger after he received a yellow card -- his second in two games -- for pulling his shirt over his head and displaying a T-shirt with the words "Allah is Great!''

FIFA rules prohibit players from wearing shirts displaying religious, political or commercial statements during a game.

The win moved the Black Stars into first place with four points. Mali is second with three.

The 0-0 tie in the Democratic Republic of Congo-Niger game was the third scoreless draw of the tournament and dropped the tournament scoring average to 1.5 goals a game.

Television viewing: All games are available on ESPN3 and WatchESPN.

GROUP A
Jan. 19 in Johannesburg
South Africa 0 Cape Verde Islands 0
Angola 0 Morocco 0
Jan. 23 in Durban
South Africa 2 Angola 0
Morocco 1 Cape Verde Islands 1
Jan. 27 in Durban
Morocco vs. South Africa
Jan. 27 in Port Elizabeth
Cape Verde Islands vs. Angola

GROUP B
Jan. 20 in Port Elizabeth
Ghana 2 DR Congo 2
Mali 1 Niger 0
Jan. 24 in Port Elizabeth
Ghana 1 Mali 0
Niger 0 DR Congo 0
Jan. 28 in Port Elizabeth
Niger vs. Ghana
Jan. 28 in Durban
Mali vs. DR Congo

GROUP C
Jan. 21 in Nelspruit
Zambia 1 Ethiopia 1
Nigeria 1 Burkina Faso 1
Jan. 25 in Nelspruit
Zambia vs. Nigeria
Burkina Faso vs. Ethiopia
Jan. 29 in Nelspruit
Burkina Faso vs. Zambia
Jan. 29 in Rustenburg
Nigeria vs. Ethiopia

GROUP D
Jan. 22 in Rustenburg
Ivory Coast 2 Togo 1
Tunisia 1 Algeria 0
Jan. 26 in Rustenburg
Ivory Coast vs. Tunisia
Algeria vs. Togo
Jan. 30 in Rustenburg
Algeria vs. Ivory Coast
Jan. 30 in Nelspruit
Tunisia vs. Togo

QUARTERFINALS
Feb. 2 in Durban
Winner Group A vs. Runner-up Group B
Feb. 2 in Port Elizabeth
Winner Group B vs. Runner-up Group A
Feb. 2 in Nelspruit
Winner Group C vs. Runner-up Group D
Feb. 2 in Rustenburg
Winner Group D vs. Runner-up Group C

SEMIFINALS
Feb. 6 in Durban
Winner Durban vs. Winner Rustenburg
Feb. 6 in Nelspruit
Winner Nelspruit vs. Winner Port Elizabeth

THIRD-PLACE GAME

Feb. 9 in Port Elizabeth

FINAL

Feb. 10 in Johannesburg



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