2017 AFCON: Cameroon 2-0 Ghana - AS IT HAPPENED

2017 AFCON: Cameroon 2-0 Ghana - AS IT HAPPENED
Cameroon celebrate ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Thursday Feb 02, 2017. 22:58

Good evening and welcome to our live coverage of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations clash between Cameroon and Ghana from the Stade de Franceville in the Gabonese city of Franceville on Thursday, 02 February 2017.

Cameroon: Ondoa; Fai, Ngadeu-Ngadjui, Teikeu, Oyongo - Siani, Djoum (Mandjeck 77'), Zoua - Moukandjo, Ndip Tambe (Aboubakar 73'), Bassogog

Ghana: Razak; Acheampong, Boye, Amartey, Afful - Wakaso, Acquah (Gyan 76'), Partey (Agyemang-Badu 86') - Atsu, A.Ayew, J.Ayew

Live Updates: 

90+5'- Full-Time: Cameroon 2-0 Ghana, the Indomitable Lions will face Egypt in the final on Sunday.

90+3' - GOAL! GAME OVER, Christian Bassogog with the nail in the coffin on the break.

90+2' - FLASH! Aboubakar goes close to finishing off the game, Cameroon on the cusp...

90'- Four minutes added.

88' PUNCH! Ondoa punches the ball away from danger with Gyan and Co lurking, ball falls back to Jordan Ayew who finds Wakaso - the midfielder's resulting pass goes out for a goal kick.

80'- Relentless pressure by Ghana as they continue to press for the equaliser, but Cameroon and in particular Ondoa remaining firm.

76' - On comes Asamoah Gyan as Ghana go in search of the equaliser, will he make the difference?

72' GOAL! Poor goalkeeping from a free-kick, Ngadeu-Ngadjui pounces and directs the ball into the back of the net from a tight angle. Cameroon hit the front!

69' - CHANCE! Cameroon just about survive a dangerous ball whipped into the area from a corner-kick, ball just doesn't fall for Andre Ayew as Cameroon clear.

61' - SAVE! Great save by Ondoa to keep out Wakaso's stinging free-kick attempt from range; Black Stars have really stepped things up after the break, as they did against DR Congo in the quarters.

52' - Ghana have started the second half brightly with Atletcio Madrid midfielder Partey running the show for the Black Stars in midfield.

50'- SHOT! Partey has a go on the volley, but his attempt is deflected out for a corner-kick.

46' - Second half is underway in Franceville

45+3'- Half-Time: Cameroon 0-0 Ghana 

45' - One minute added to the first half.

40'- CLOSE! Jordan Ayew bursts into the box, but can only succeed in dragging his shot narrowly wide of goal.

35'- Into the final 10 minutes of the match, and the clash is much more evenly poised following a spell of domination by the Indomitable Lions.

31'- Gone past the half-hour mark in Franceville and despite all the early chances for Cameroon we have yet to see a goal.

28'- Wakaso tries his luck from WAY OUT!, but Ondoa watches the ball fly wide of his post.

25' - Half chance for the Black Stars as Partey picks out Jordan Ayew, but the Swansea City man is unable to direct his snap shot on target.

20' - Cameroon with all the possession and territory as Ghana struggle to come to terms with the relentless pressure on their goal - Black Stars just about holding on at the moment.

12' - CHANCE! Moukandjo picks out  Ndip Tambe, but he is unable to find the back of the net from close range - Razak with a good save but Cameroon should have scored.

10' - Just a reminder that these two nations have won EIGHT titles between them (four-apiece), with Cameroon having defeated Ghana at the same stage of the competition in Accra, in 2008.

8'- CLEARED OFF THE LINE! Teikeu unlucky to see his powerful header attempt cleared off the line by Afful who was well positioned at the near post.

6'- MISS! Corner-kick fired in, but Jordan Ayew completely misses the ball in his attempt.

5' - Rather cagey start to the encounter, Ghana with the slightly better start. The Black Stars pinning the Indomitable Lions deep in their own half.

1' - Kick-off in Franceville, who of these two great rivals will face Egypt in the final? We will have an answer at the end of tonight!

- Teams are out on the pitch! Anthems have been sung and we are one step closer to finding out who will face Egypt in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations final.



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