Ghana, Mali advance; DRC, Niger out
29 January 2013, 11:55
Durban - Ghana cruised into the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations quarterfinals on Monday by hammering Niger 3-0 while Mali joined them with a 1-1 draw against the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Captain Asamoah Gyan, recalled Christian Atsu and defender John Boye scored for the Black Stars while Niger were furious that a legitimate early equaliser from Koffi Dan Kowa was disallowed in Port Elizabeth.
Rocked after conceding a third-minute goal, 2012 bronze medalists Mali fought back to level before the end of the first quarter in Durban and had three late chances to collect maximum points.
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