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2021 Africa Cup of Nations: Ghana 1-1 Gabon- LIVE UPDATES

Published on: 14 January 2022

 

Follow the live updates in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Group C second game between Ghana vs Gabon at the Stade Amadjou Ahidjo in Yaounde

Match updates

Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac says he expects his strikers to be efficient in the game against Gabon later today (Friday) at the Stade Amadou Ahiadjo in Younde, Cameroon.

The Black Stars lost their opening game against Morocco on Monday courtesy of a Sofial Boufal goal in the 83rd minute.

Milovan Rajevac who has been contracted to win the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations is confident his team will bounce back against the Panthers of Gabon.

"I expect the team to be efficient in front of the post. We have studied the Gabon team and I know my players are prepared for the game", the Serbian trainer said at the pre-match conference on Thursday.

Rajevac also admitted there is pressure on the team to deliver after losing to Morocco, but they can turn that pressure to sometime positive.

"Yes there is always pressure and coaches are used to it. Gabon match is the most important and we are hoping the players can channel it to something positive.

"We have the opportunity to win the first three points. We are prepared and the players are ready", he added.

Starting line ups

Ghana

Milovan Rajevac has made just one change to the Ghana team that lost their opening game at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations for the crucial clash against Gabon.

The Serbian has decided to go with Daniel-Kofi Kyereh, while Joseph Paintsil, who was impressive on Monday against Morocco, starts on the bench.

Kyereh has been in great form at club level this season, scoring five goals and assisting nine for St Pauli who are battling for promotion to the Bundesliga.

Gabon starting XI

Jean Noel Amonome (GK) Anthony Henri Oyono Bruno Ecuele Manga (C) Junior Assoumou Johann Obiang Guelor Kanga Serge Junior Ngouali Andre Biyogho Poko Louis Ameka Autchanga Denis Bouanga Aaron Boupendza

 

Game is about to start in  a few minutes 

The two teams are out of the tunnel onto the pitch for the national anthem

01' Daniel Amartey with a timely header to clear a dangerous cross into the Ghana box

Gabon with earlier incursions in the opening  minutes

Baba Iddrisu loses the ball, danger for Ghana, but Alexander Djiku with a block to save the situation

05' Bruno Ecuele Manga with a chance for Gabon but has been saved

Gabon asking all the questions in the opening minutes

12' Kamaldeen Sulemana has been fouled, referee whistles for a foul

14' Jordan Ayew sends in a nice cross into the box but nobody is there to connect

Goal oooooo Andre Ayew scores for Ghana

29' Daniel Amartey saved a deadly situation for the Black Stars with a timely clearance to prevent the Panthers of Gabon from getting an equalizer

40' It's Ghana 1-0 Gabon

45' It's Gabon 0-1 Ghana

Half time

Second half underway

46' Gabon with a chance in the opening minutes but has been cleared by Djiku for a corner kick

Jordan Ayew wins a corner kick for the Black Stars

In the 61st minute Jojo Wolocot came up with a brilliant save to deny Gabon from scoring

Baba Iddrisu pulled up an injury and has been replaced by Joseph Paintsil

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