Lilongwe - Ghana
became the first country to qualify for next year's African Cup of Nations
finals after debutant Afriyie Acquah scored the only goal to secure an
away victory over Malawi on Saturday.
Acquah, brought into the squad as a late replacement, struck
after four minutes of the final round, second leg tie in Lilongwe to
ensure Ghana's progress.
The 1-0 win followed a 2-0 home triumph in last month's first leg.
Ghana were one of the favourites at the last Cup of Nations but were
upset in the semi-finals by eventual winners Zambia. They finished
fourth in the 2012 finals in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.
The next Nations Cup is in South Africa from January 19 to February 10.