Grant savours Ghana win over Bafana Bafana

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Avram Grant is thrilled after Ghana leapt into the last eight, continuing their revival at the African Nations Cup.

The Black Stars recorded a 2-1 victory against South Africa on Tuesday to avoid a first round exit and now stand a game away from a place in the semi finals.

After a slow start to the competition, the Black Stars finished winners in Group C with 6 points from three games.

Grant believes the Black Stars were worthy winners against South Africa in Mongomo.

"We started the match very well with two or three good chances. We had the match in our hands. I am very happy that the players showed, just as in their last match, a good spirit and good attitude," said the Ghana coach.

Ghana trailed 1-0 in the first half but came back to triumph thanks to goals from John Boye and Andre Ayew.

"We deserve it because South Africa were not better than us. We have finished first in the group of death, which is not bad.

"After losing the first match we showed great attitude in the second and continued along the same lines today," Grant added.

Ghana will now face the runners-up in Group D in Malabo on Sunday.