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Football: Ghana Africa Cup factfile

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Factfile for 2013 Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finalists Ghana:

Group results: DR Congo 2-2, Mali 1-0, Niger 3-0

Scorers: Emmanuel Agyeman Badu, Kwadwo Asamoah, Mubarak Wakaso, Asamoah Gyan, Christian Atsu, John Boye (1 each)

Coach: Kwesi Appiah

Captain: Asamoah Gyan

Key player: Striker Gyan ranks among best strikers in Africa

Rankings: CAF 4, FIFA 26

Nickname: Black Stars

Previous appearances: 18 (1963, 1965: champions, 1968, 1970: runners-up, 1978: champions, 1980: first rd, 1982: champions, 1984: first rd, 1992: runners-up, 1994: quarter-finals, 1996: fourth, 1998: first rd, 2000, 2002: quarter-finals, 2006: first rd, 2008: third, 2010: runners-up, 2012: fourth)

Match record: P80 W45 D15 L20 F107 A67

Record wins: DR Congo 5-2, Ivory Coast 4-1, Sudan 3-0, Burkina Faso 3-0, Niger 3-0

Record loss: South Africa 0-3

Squad

Goalkeepers: 1. Daniel Adjei (Liberty Professionals), 16. Fatau Dauda (AshantiGold), 12. Adam Kwarasey (Stromsgodset/NOR)

Defenders: 23. Harrison Afful (Esperance/TUN), 13. Jerry Akaminko (Eskisehirspor/TUR), 5. Mohammed Awal (Maritzburg Utd/RSA), 21. John Boye (Rennes), 2. Richard Kissi Boateng (Berekum Chelsea), 19. Jonathan Mensah (Evian/FRA), 4. John Pantsil (Hapoel Tel Aviv/ISR), 15. Isaac Vorsah (Salzburg/AUT)

Midfielders: 10. Albert Adomah (Bristol City/ENG), 8. Emmanuel Agyeman Badu (Udinese/ITA), 6. Anthony Annan (Osasuna/ESP), 20. Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus/ITA), 14. Solomon Asante (Berekum), 7. Christian Atsu (Porto/POR), 9. Derek Boateng (Dnipro Dniepropetrovsk/UKR), 11. Mohammed Rabiu (Evian/FRA), 22. Mubarak Wakaso (Espanyol/ESP)

Strikers: 18. Richmond Boakye-Yiadom (Sassuolo/ITA), 17. Emmanuel Clottey (Esperance/TUN), 3. Asamoah Gyan (Al Ain/UAE, capt)

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