The Black Stars of Ghana cemented their quarter final berth following a gritty one all game against a plucky Guinean side who sadly are out of the competition.

It was not a convincing performance from a side heavily tipped to win the tournament but efficient enough to book three successive quarter finals in the AFCON tournament.

The Guineans needed a desperate win against the Black Stars and favorable results in the Botswana-Mali encounter to book qualification into the quarter finals of the AFCON competition. But it was not to be.

Mali piped the Zebras of Botswana 2-1 dashing the hopes of the National Elephants of Guinea who held on with ten men for most part of the second half against the Black Stars.

A teasing loop deep in the first half from Camara was a glamorous equalizer to another stupendous opener from Agyemang Badu early in the half.

The second half saw a subdued Ghana side and not even a red card for the Guineans was enough to turn the game in favour of the Stars.

The Stars hanged on for a crucial point that would eventually take Ghana to top of the group and set up quarter-final game against Tunisia.