In last night’s Africa Cup of Nations football results, Gabon held Ghana to a 1-1 tie. Gabon’s Jim Allevinah struck two minutes from time in this bad-tempered clash on Friday.
This draw put the Africa Cup of Nations campaign of the four-time champions in peril. Meanwhile, Gabon added one point to their previous three, and are now second among four teams. They won these 3 points by defeating AFCON debutants Comoros Islands on Monday in a Group C football match.
Meanwhile, the result leaves Ghana with just one point after two Group C matches and in danger of elimination.
Africa Cup of Nations Football Results – Gabon Held Ghana to a 1-1 Tie
Ghana’s captain Andre Ayew blasted home a superb left-foot shot for an 18th minute lead.
A testy encounter ended in scuffles and a red card for Ghana’s Benjamin Tetteh for his part in the post-match punch up.
Ghana got off to a vibrant start as Ayew turned his marker. He then hit a bullet to break the deadlock after 18 minutes.
But despite Gabon posing little threat to them all game, Ghana somehow let them slip through in the 88th minute. Substitute Allevinah caught them cold with an angled left foot finish.
The match delivered few chances with far too many crunching tackles. So, the bad blood between the teams continued after the final whistle with an unsavoury punch-up.
The referee brandished a red card afterwards looking to find Tetteh. However, the player had already fled to the changing rooms after throwing a punch in the fracas.