AFCON 2022: Ghana share spoils with Gabon

16 Jan 2022, Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo (Yaounde):- Ghana are one more slip-up away from a group stage exit in the Africa Cup of Nations after they were pegged back to a 1-1 draw by Gabon in a Group C encounter thanks to Jim Allevinah’s late equaliser. Ghana thus have only one point from two matches played and are placed third in Group C.

The Black Stars, who lost 1-0 to Morocco in their opening match on Monday failed to win for a second successive AFCON group stage despite leading through Andre Ayew’s opener for most of the game. 

In the first-half, Ayew picked up Thomas Partey‘s fierce pass around 30 yards from goal, spun his man with ease before rasping a shot past the Gabon goalkeeper in what looked like it was the winner. But Gabon, who were without captain and talisman Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang one again due to heart concerns, gained a shock equaliser when substitute Allevinah hit a fierce left-footed effort into the bottom corner to spark wild Gabon celebrations. 

Match score:- Ghana – 1 : Gabon – 1