Winger hails Ghana AFCON qualification

The victory ensured that Atsu and his teammates have booked a ticket to the 2017 African Cup of Nations

Ghana winger Christian Atsu has expressed his delight at helping the Black Stars to secure qualification to next year's African Cup of Nations following their 2-0 win over Mauritius on Sunday.


Andre Ayew opened the scoring on 71 minutes before the on-loan Malaga star finished off Baba Rahman's assist from inside the box to seal the win three minutes later.

Atsu posted on his Instagram page: "Great game from the team. We are through to the 2017 Afcon. Happy to be on the score sheet. Glory be to God and thanks for your support."

The Group H encounter was played at the Stade Anjalay in the Mauritian city of Belle Vue Maurel.

Ghana finished at the top of Group H with 13 points, while Mauritius remain third on the group standings with one game left.


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