Ghana 3 – 1 Togo: Black Stars Qualify For 2015 AFCON

Ghana’s Black Stars have qualified for the 2015 African Cup of Nations to be staged in Equatorial Guinea early next year.

The Blacks Stars beat Togo 3 – 1 at the Tamale Stadium Wednesday afteroon to top Group D with 11 points.

Goals from Abdul Majeed Waris, Mubarak Wakaso and stand-in captain Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu were enough to give the Black Stars the win, despite an early second half goal from Togo.

Abdul Majeed Waris opened the scoring in the 22nd minute with a header after the Black Stars had controlled the early exchanges before Mubarak Wakaso snuffed out the early inklings of a Togo fight back with a wonder strike just four minutes later.

A blazing start to the second half saw the Hawks pull one back through Jonathan Ayitte before an effort from Agyemang-Badu was deflected into the net to restore the two goal lead and seal the result for the four-time African champions.

Togo came to this match after a thrashing defeat they suffered from Guinea. They have only won twice in their last 5 matches while they lost 3 matches in total.

Their wins came against Uganda only. They scored 6 goals in these matches while allowing 9 goals to be scored against them.

Ghana’s unbeaten streak came to a stop when they lost to Uganda in their last match. Before that they had 2 wins and 2 draws.

Despite their best efforts the Hawks could not muster any heroics as the Stars saw out the game with some solid defending and organisation to book a place in next year’s African Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.

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