PENALTY! Ha and here is one of those flashes of interest! Agyemang-Badu is fouled by Mali defender Adama Tamboura in the area and it’s an easy decision for the referee.
GOAL!! Ghana has taken the lead! No. 22 Wakaso buries his penalty nicely near the right post to put the Black Stars 1-0 up against Mali!
Wakaso is berated by the referee for moving the ball forwards, and then when the ref turns his back he moves it forward even more! Cheeky. Ahh well, it doesn’t matter as he misses the 25-yard set piece anyway.
Paintsil, Badu and Gyan have been particularly prominent in these last 15 minutes. Wakaso Mubarak was the ‘Man’ of the match.
So close from Ghana!! Wakaso Mubarak slips as he takes his free kick, but it drops perfectly on to Agyemang-Badu’s head who guides it on to the left post! The ball bobbles away and is cleared by Mali, but that was mighty close to the stalemate being broken!
Ghana has continued their first-half dominance into this half nicely. They haven’t been impressive, per se, but they’ve still been unquestionably dominant.