PHOTOS: 2019 Africa Cup of Nations - Benin hold Ghana in AFCON Group F opener

Published on: 25 June 2019
PHOTOS: 2019 Africa Cup of Nations - Benin hold Ghana in AFCON Group F opener
Steve Mounie of Benin is challenged by Nuhu Adams Kasim of Ghana during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Finals game between Ghana and Benin at Ismailia Stadium in Ismailia, Egypt on 25 June 2019 © Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

Ghana were held to a 2-2 stalemate by Benin in the opening game of Group F at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Tuesday. 

The Squirrels, who went into the game as underdogs shocked their West Africa counterparts in the 2nd minute when Mickael Pote put them ahead with a fine finish.

But Ghana quickly drew level through captain Andre Ayew whose low drive beat goalkeeper Fabian Farnolle at his near post.

The Black Stars took the lead for the first in the game on the 42nd minute courtesy Jordan Ayew.

The Swansea forward collected a pass from Kasim Nuhu on the edge of the area before unleashing a powerful shot into the roof of the net.

Benin were handed a life in the second stanza after John Boye was sent off for two bookable offenses.

The Squirrels came in strongly after having the numerical advantage and pulled level through Pote in the 65th minute.

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