[AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS]
Ghana has made up for what it lacks in big-name players with efficiency at the Africa Cup of Nations. For second game in a row,
the Black Stars got a lone goal, scored by Asamoah Gyan
, and defeated Nigeria, 1-0, to advance to the final for the first time in 18 years.
entered the tournament without stars Stephen Appiah
, Sulley Muntari
and John Paintsil
and lost Chelsea's Michael Essien
after only one game.
Gyan scored in the
21st minute on a header off a Kwadwo Asamoah
corner at the near post.