1655 The referee brings the game to an end.
1653 Ghana increase the tally to two and its Wakaso. The Cape Verdian goal keeper in a last gasp attempt to equalise goes into to head a corner but in swift switch from defence into attack, Ghana scores and it Wakaso the hero for the Ghana. Goal
1643 Ghana turns defence into attack at Wakasu gets the most glaring opportunity to increase the Ghana tally but he blasts the ball way out of touch
1640 Fatau Dauda pulls a superb fingertip save to save the blushes of the Back Stars.
1632 Free kick awarded to Cape Verde at a dangerous area. Taken but passes menacingly across the face of goal. Nobody takes responsibility for it and the ball goes out of touch for a throw in.
1625 Harrison Afful gets yellow carded for a needless challenge. A freekick is given just at the edge of the 18 yard box. Taken but wasted.
1624 Cape Verde searching for the equaliser. They win a free kick but goes too deep and goes out of touch.
1615 The Blue Sharks respond quickly and try to equalise but Fatau comes to the rescue.
1610 Ghana win a penalty after Gyan is bundled off the ball in the 18 yard box. Wakaso steps up to convert.
1609 Cape Verde win a freekick just at the 18 yard box. Taken and headed dangerously but Fatau coms to the rescue of Ghana
1607 Ryan Mendes appears injured and it will be headache for the Cape Verdian coach.
1605 Ghana set the second half underway and again it is Rabiu who fouls his opponent just at the edge of the 18 yard box.
1604 The two teams make their way onto the pitch after pep talks in the changing room.
1545+2 Referee brings first half proceedings to a close.
1541 Isaac Vorsah gets into needless complications in his own 18 yard box as he fails to clear to safety a loose ball. He gets injured in the process but lucky not to have been punished for it.
1535 Rabiu Mohammed is living dangerously. He is already yellow carded and is going into all the tackles. He needs to watch out or will be the first Ghanaian player to be red-carded in the competition.
1521 Nhuck cuts in deep into the Ghana defence and releases a left drive which jets off the bar. A good relief for Ghana.
1519 Fatau Dauda makes a brave save after palming a deep cross on the left.
1513 Cape Verde have the most glaring opportunity to open their account but the final delivery goes way out touch.
1500 Cape Verde set the game underway.
1455 They line up for the respective Nationals Anthems. Ghana go first as that of Cape Verde follow.
1455 The two teams move onto the pitch from the tunnel and get ready for the battle.
Ghana play Cape Verde in the first of four quarter final matches in the ongoing Nations Cup in South Africa.
The Blue Sharks who are making their debut in the competition qualified from Group A ahead of Morocco and Angola and are looking to continue the fairy tale run in the competition with a historic semi-final berth.
They however have huge mountain to climb as they come up against a steely Black Stars side hoping to win a fifth trophy for the country after 31 years of failing to do so.
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