-This afternoon will see the first of the four quarter-final matches get underway with Ghana and Cape Verde.
–For the Blue Sharks it will be a real test for character as they take on the mighty Ghanaians who are one of the favourites to take home the title.
– Cape Verde’s road to the quarter-final came about by finishing as runners-up to South Africa and inching out Morocco.
– For Ghana, the pressure lies on them to reach their second successive semi-final but even with their start-studded line-up it won’t be easy breaking down a highly disciplined Cape Verde side.
– The encounter is expected to be a tight fixture with most of the play coming from the Black Stars but the debutants cannot be underestimated as they are fully capable of springing a surprise.
The second half is underway.
-Mubarak Wakaso replaces Albert Adomah in the 46th minute
-Mubarak Wakaso converts a spot kick in the 54th minute after Asamoah Gyan was pushed down in the 18-yard box
Ghana line up: Fatau Dauda, John Paintsil, Harrison Afful, John Boye, Isaac Vorsah, Rabiu Mohammed, Albert Adomah(46’Mubarak Wakaso), Agyemang Badu, Asamoah Gyan, Christian Atsu, Kwadwo Asamoah