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Ghana equals Nations Cup record with Cape Verde win

Published on: 02 February 2013

Ghana equaled the Africa Cup of Nations record of consecutive semi final berths after a 2-0 victory over Cape Verde on Saturday in Port Elizabeth.

A second half brace by midfielder Mubarak Wakaso ensured the Black Stars join Nigeria as the most successful team in the history of the prestigious competition to make the last four on four consecutive occasions.

This is a repeat of what Ghana did in the 1963, 1965, 1968 and 1970 tournaments.

Egypt hold three consecutive qualifications to the semi finals during their dominant era where they won three Nations Cup titles on the bounce between 2006-2010.

The Black Stars will now await their semi final opponents which will be the winner of Sunday's quarter final tie between Burkina Faso and Togo.

The team could even go further in achieving another milestone by ending a staggering 31-year trophy drought by winning the tournament in South Africa.



This article has 16 comment(s), give your comment
  • Maxwell Johnson says:
    February 02, 2013 06:32 pm
    Impressive record indeed, but its the trophy that we need. Our performance today was very abysmal even though we won, we nearly paid the price for underestimating the Cape Verdeans. However I don't think we'll play poorly like this in the semis but we really gotta step up our game, the in-consistence performances is really becoming a worry. A.A shine your eye waaaa sake of wanna (Ghanaians) eyes make red waaa, he be the trophy we dey want.
  • okonjo says:
    February 02, 2013 06:36 pm
    Our tactical approach to this very match was easily predictable. We are destine to win the cup else this was not our day...we need to wake up. Thanks to the courageous efforts of our current safest pair of hands...Dauda. Ashanti Gold better look for another keeper...this one is one the market for sale...believe me
  • don king says:
    February 02, 2013 07:38 pm
    @ marcel even at all what is d big news abt being in 4 straight semis? we a gunning for d ultimate nad dats what every Ghanaian is waiting for nd not this mean achievement
  • TOMMY says:
    February 02, 2013 08:22 pm
    Ghana Has Already Been To Semis Four In A Row.....1963, 1965, 1968 And 1970.....INFACT THEY WERE 4 FINALS NOT EVEN SEMIS.....CHECK YOUR FACTS
  • Kobby says:
    February 02, 2013 08:27 pm
    Erroneous records there by ghana soccernet. Ghana were in the semis in 63, 65, 68, 70 and then Nigeria in 88, 90, 92 and 94. So pls check ur records before feeding the public with some of these info.
  • Denizz says:
    February 02, 2013 08:32 pm
    Tommy, I dey shock sef!! We are the only country to have played in four straight finals.
  • Chipolopolo says:
    February 02, 2013 08:35 pm
    Congrats Ghana, we Zambians admire one thing about your team and thats consistency. However, dont u think its better for u not to reach the semis and finals sometimes but then when u do u actually win the cup?
  • Adam...Ghana says:
    February 02, 2013 08:36 pm
    hahaha @okonjo i like your comment..yeah its the fact that Ashanti Gold should better start hunting for another goal keeper,Dauda is already no more their's,i tell you...we really need the cup and not just a record setting...A.appiah should do something to avert that abysmal performance we put up today..well,we won the game and that what matters,who knows maybe that was one of A.Appiah's tactis to have a win over stubbon Cape Verdeans..
  • saxcee says:
    February 02, 2013 08:49 pm
    now i can see the Zambians are gaining some respect for Ghanaians on this forum. i like this stance and i pray it stays this way instead of the insults.
  • Ike says:
    February 02, 2013 09:28 pm
    Wat abt Ivory Coast,from Egypt 2006,Ghana 2008,angola 2010,Gabon/Equitorial Guinea 2012.i stand to be corrected though...!!!
  • Amando shark says:
    February 03, 2013 12:00 am
    Ashantigold has already bought robert dabuo from Wa Allstars
  • Vitus dzenu says:
    February 03, 2013 03:04 am
    Ivory coast was knocked out by Algeria in the quarter finals in Angola.
  • NANA YAW says:
    February 03, 2013 03:11 am
  • NANA YAW says:
    February 03, 2013 03:12 am
  • zambia is our toilet hole says:
    February 03, 2013 03:16 am
  • Ike says:
    February 03, 2013 01:03 pm
    10x for de correction