Christian Atsu made an ideal start to his African Cup of Nations campaign in Gabon.

The Newcastle winger was star man for Ghana and man of the match as he helped his country to a 1-0 win in their opening Group D game.

Ghana overcame Uganda 1-0 with a 32nd minute penalty from Andre Ayew.

As for Christian Atsu, his match statistics saw him:

Three shots, two of them on target.

Put in four crosses.

Involved in 12 attacking moves.

Play all 95 minutes.

Ghana 1 Uganda 0

Ghana: Razak, A.Gyan (A.Badu 73), Partey, Atsu, J.Ayew (Acquah 86), A.Ayew, M.Wakaso Jr, Baba (Frank 39), Amartey, Boye, Afful

This means that all three countries featuring Newcastle players have started with a win.

In Group B on Sunday, Senegal beat Tunisia 2-0 – Mohamed Diame was an unused substitute and Henri Saivet came off the bench in the second half for Senegal.

Yesterday, Chancel Mbemba played the full match as DR Congo beat Morocco 1-0 in Group C.