Football: Ago Go Strike Has Berti's Boys on Next Plane Home; AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS: GHANA 2 NIGERIA 1
NOTTINGHAM Forest striker Junior Agogo booked Ghana's place in the semifinals with a winner eight minutes from time against Nigeria.
The hosts came from behind after Everton's Yakubu had opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 34th minute.
Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien's glancing header put the Black Stars level on the stroke of half-time but 15 minutes after the restart Ghana had captain John Mensah sent off for a professional foul.
Then in the 82nd minute Portsmouth's Sulley Muntari crossed to the far post where Agogo tapped in the winner from close range.
"I am just happy we have gone through to the next round," said Agogo.
"I'm buzzing. When we went down to 10 men everyone had to give that extra 10 per cent. I can't believe we are through."
Defeat for Nigeria means Yakubu and Everton team-mate Joseph Yobo are heading home, together with Chelsea's John Obi Mikel, Pompey pair Kanu and John Utaka; Obafemi Martins of Newcastle, Sunderland's Dickson Etuhu, Watford defender Danny Shittu and Wolves midfielder Seyi Olofinjana. …