Niger v Ghana ratings

Take a look at our player breakdown of Niger and Ghana during their 2013 Africa Cup of Nations Group B clash.

Niger

Kassaly Daouda: Was beaten thrice, and spilt the ball which lead to the third goal, but also made a few decent saves. 5/10

Mohamed Bachar: Had his hands full dealing with Ghana's determined front-line on the penalty box and was duly substituted late on. 4/10

Koffi Dan Kowa: Gave away several free-kicks and fouls due to sloppy defensive work and late tackles. 4/10

Mohammed Chicoto: Battled to contain the likes of Christian Atsu and Asamoah Gyan, although never shirked on his duties. 5/10

Fatoghoma Kourouma: Fought hard at the back, although never got a stranglehold on the opposition attackers. 5/10

Issiaka Koudize: Looked to get forward when he could, but was otherwise far too busy in the middle of the park chasing down Ghana's attackers. 5/10

Mohamed Soumaila: Tried his utmost but was easily overwhelmed in the middle of the park. 4/10

Karim Lancina: Struggled to assert his authority in the middle of the park and seemed to cave-in when the Ghanaian attack got going. 4/10

Boubacar Talatou: Made a one or two runs from the flanks, but starved of possession, struggled to find his rhythm. 5/10

Ouwo Moussa Maazou: Tried his utmost to lead from the front and create something from the heart of Niger's attack, but was left frustrated after his opportunities on goal came to nought. 6/10

Modibo Sidibe: Had an insipid performance in front of goal and never missed once he departed in the second half. 4/10

Substitutions

Kader Amadou: Did what he could with the time he had on the pitch, but much like his team-mates struggled to contain Ghana in full flurry. 4/10

Alhassane Dante: Had limited chances presented from the time he was on the field. 4/10

Boubacar Issoufou: Ran hard from the time he was brought on, and threatened on goal, but to no avail. 5/10

Ghana

Fatau Dauda: Stood firm at the back and dealt with any attacking threat on his goal amicably. 6/10

John Paintsil: Solid and reliable at the back, and lead the side well after Gyan' substitution. 6/10

John Boye: Scored a deserved goal after pushing forward on attack, while at the same time never giving an inch at the back. 7/10

Isaac Vorsah: Was his trusted, reliable self in the heart of defence, taking down would-be attackers and intercepting passes and crosses. 7/10

Harrison Afful: Once again had the freedom to push up on attack, his crosses from the left channel accurate as always. 6/10

Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu: Was ever-present in attack throughout and linked up well with Atsu, working well in tandem on the counter-attack. 7/10

Mohammed Rabiu: Worked tirelessly from the opening whistle, never holding back on defence, before getting a rest in the second stanza. 6/10

Albert Adomah: Once again ample support to the front-line as he looked to provide the link between the midfield and attack until his substitution. 6/10

Kwadwo Asamoah: Done the hard yards up front alongside Gyan and Atsu, but goalscoring chances never fell his way on the day. 6/10

Christian Atsu: Scored an excellent goal inside the area and was a real threat in-and-around the box, the youngster grabbing his starting chance with aplomb. 8/10

Asamoah Gyan: Found his goalscoring boots for the first time in the tournament, and worked hard on attack before his departure. 7/10

Substitutions

Derek Boateng: Probed in and around the front-line from the time he was introduced in the second half. 6/10

Solomon Asante: Made the most of the limited time he had on the pitch as a support runner up front. 5/10

Emmanuel Clottey: Did what he could with the time he had in the closing stages of the match. 5/10