Ghana Cruises into AFCON Quarterfinals: Player Ratings from 3-0 Win

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Ghana Cruises into AFCON Quarterfinals: Player Ratings from 3-0 Win
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Ghana glide into the quarter-finals

Ghana cruised into the African Cup of Nations quarter–finals after outclassing plucky Niger in Port Elizabeth.

The Black Stars knew they needed a win to be assured of top spot in Group B and goals from Asamoah Gyan, Christian Atsu and John Boye duly brought the points at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

James Kwesi Appiah's side flew out of the blocks and into a sixth–minute lead courtesy of captain Gyan and the game was as good as done once Atsu doubled the lead from Gyan's cross midway through the first half.

Boye's third put extra gloss on a convincing win which moves Ghana into a quarter-final clash against the Cape Verde Islands on Saturday.

The four–time Cup of Nations winners appear to have recovered from the opening wobble against Congo DR and will head into the knockout stages confident of ending a 31-year drought for another title.

The Nigerien's put up spirited yet limited resistance, but we take a look at which of the Black Stars shone brightest.

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