A lone goal by midfielder Andre Ayew
, the French-born son of the great Abedi Pele
, was enough to give Ghana a 1-0
win over 10-man Burkina Faso that moved it into the quarterfinals against host Angola. The Black Stars were without injured star Michael Essien
, who has been
ruled out of the tournament
The inexperienced Black Stars were already without Stephen Appiah
, Sulley Muntari
and John Paintsil
Ayew's header was the only goal in the must-win game for the Black Stars.
Ivory Coast and Ghana advanced to
the quarterfinals in a group reduced to three teams following the withdrawal of Togo.
Burkina Faso's defender Mamadou Tall
was sent off in the 66th