AFCON 2017: Atsu named Man of the Match in Ghana’s 1-0 win over Uganda
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Winger Christian Atsu was named Man of the Match in Ghana’s slender 1-0 win over Uganda in their Group D opener on Tuesday. Atsu caused troubles for the Cranes on the right flank and had several scoring attempts on goal.
The Newcastle United player, on loan from Chelsea gave Ghana width and his tricks were a constant threat to the defense of the Cranes. He controlled a perfectly-weighted pass and drifted to his left but his powerful shot grabbed by the dependable Uganda goalkeeper Denis Onyango in the 86th minute.
Andre Ayew scored the only goal of the game, converting from the spot after Asamoah Gyan was brought down in the box. Ghana’s next match will against Mali on Saturday at the Stade Port Gentil.