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03.02.2012 Sports News

Tournament is 38 goals short to equal 99 mark

By Ghana FA
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The 2012 Africa Cup of Nations is 38 goals short of equalling the competition's record goal tally of 99 set during the 2008 edition hosted by Ghana.

After 24 matches, the tournament has produced 61 goals with eight matches remaining.

The all-time goals record of 99 in a total of 32 games was set four years.

Official statistics by Caf has confirmed that an average 2.5 goals per game has been recorded so far ahead of the quarter-final matches which begin on Saturday.

Also statistics have confirmed that Ghana are a goal away from their 100th in the Nations Cup history.

Goals break down
Group A: 15 goals
Group B: 15 goals
Group C: 15 goals
Group D: 16 goals
Ghana goal scorers
Ghana have scored four goals so far and conceded one. John Mensah, Asamoah Gyan, Andre Ayew and Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu are the scorers for the Black Stars.

Yellow cards: 44
2: Zambia
3: Ghana
4: Burkina Faso, Gabon, Libya, Senegal
5: Botswana, Equatorial Guinea, Niger, Sudan
6: Mali
7: Angola, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Morocco
9: Tunisia
Red cards: 4
Direct: John Mensah (Ghana) against Botswana
Direct: Patrick Motsepe (Botswana) against Guinea
Two yellow cards: Lawrence Doe (Equatorial Guinea) against Senegal

Two yellow cards: Diouldé Mamadou Bah (Guinea) against Ghana

Match that recorded no cards: Equatorial Guinea vs Zambia (Group A)

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