Ghana’s Africa Cup of Nations marketing campaign is in peril after the four-time champions conceded a late equaliser towards Gabon to attract their Group C match 1-1.
Ghana’s captain Andre Ayew blasted dwelling an outstanding left-foot shot for an 18th-minute lead however Jim Allevinah levelled with two minutes left to rescue a draw for Gabon, who had been with out captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on account of a minor coronary heart situation.
A feisty encounter led to scuffles and a purple card for Ghana’s Benjamin Tetteh for his half within the post-match brawl.
The draw leaves Ghana with one level from two Group C matches and in peril of elimination if they don’t win their final sport towards Comoros on Tuesday.
In the meantime, Gabon are second within the group on 4 factors and wish only a level from their ultimate match towards table-toppers Morocco on Tuesday to qualify for the final 16.
Gabon’s Aubameyang not noted on account of minor coronary heart situation
Aubameyang was not noted of Gabon’s staff to face Ghana on account of a minor coronary heart situation.
The Arsenal striker examined Positive for coronavirus on arrival in Cameroon final week however subsequently posted on social media to say he had made a full restoration.
Nonetheless, Gabon introduced that Aubameyang, together with team-mates Mario Lemina and Axel Meye, had all been not noted on account of “cardiac lesions”.
Arsenal are understood to be glad that Aubameyang’s situation isn’t severe.
They’ve additionally been in contact with the 32-year-old, who’s feeling okay and has skilled for the final two days.
The Gabonese Soccer Federation stated in an announcement: “In line with the CAF [Confederation of African Footbal] medical fee, the gamers Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Axel Meye and Mario Lemina, barely out of Covid, can’t participate on this match.
“An examination confirmed cardiac lesions, and CAF didn’t need to take any dangers.”
What’s subsequent for Ghana and Gabon?
Ghana play Comoros of their ultimate group match, dwell on Sky Sports activities Premier League from 7pm on Tuesday, whereas Gabon face Morocco on the similar time, dwell on Sky Sports activities Soccer.
The Africa Cup of Nations match will likely be broadcast dwell on Sky Sports activities in January and February.
The match, initially scheduled to be performed in June and July 2021, will likely be performed in Cameroon between January 9 and February 6, 2022, with Sky Sports activities exhibiting all 52 video games dwell.