Goals from Christian Atsu and Kwesi Appiah gave Ghana a 3-0 victory over Guinea on Sunday, setting up an African Nations Cup semi final against hosts Equatorial Guinea.
Group C winners Ghana eliminated a disappointing Guinea side, who only progressed from Group D following the drawing of lots with Mali, after a dominant display.
Everton’s Atsu opened the scoring in the third minute, firing home from the centre of the box after a delicious back heel from Andre Ayew.
On the stroke of halftime, Appiah, making his first start for the national side, made it two by capitalizing on a dreadful defensive mix-up with a composed finish.
Atsu then added a stunning third on the hour mark, while Guinea goalkeeper Naby Yattara was sent off for a late flying kick on Asamoah Gyan in the dying moments.
The victory means that Avram Grant’s Ghana can now look forward to a semi final clash with hosts Equatorial Guinea in Malabo on Thursday.