Saturday Jan 14, 2017. 19:55
Welcome to our live coverage of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Group A clash between Gabon and Guinea-Bissau from the Stade de l'Amitié in Libreville.
Full-Time: Gabon 1-1 Guinea-Bissau
90+1' - GOAL! Juary Soares
heads home from close range! Gabonese fans shocked to silence.
85' - CHANCE! Frédéric Mendy
misses a gilt-edged chance with only the goalkeeper the beat - the towering forward sends his attempt straight at the Gabonese goal-minder.
Into the final 10 minutes of the clash and Guinea-Bissau, who have made all three their changes, will be expected to knock on the Gabon door as they aim to silence the home crowd.
72' - Toni Silva
wiggles his way into a pocket of space, but can only see his resulting shot straight at Didier Ovono
69' - CHANCE!
Excellent work by Lemina
who picks out Aubameyang
- the Panthers skipper seeing his volley attempt inches over the crossbar.
Gabon now bossing the show as they go in search of their second - the Panthers attackers seeing a lot of the ball.
52' - GOAL! Aubameyang
delivers! Bouanga's cross poked home from close range by the Borussia Dortmund forward at the back post.
49' - CHANCE! Denis Bouanga
cuts inside shooting at goal - Jonas Mendes
with a good save to deny him as the Panthers go in search of the tournament opener.
The second-half is underway in Libreville.
45+1' - Half-Time: Gabon 0-0 Guinea-Bissau
One minute added
41' - CHANCE! Mario Lemina
see's his header attempt wide of goal - the Juventus man only able to get a slight touch as he flung himself at the ball.
Home crowd getting a tad restless as Gabon struggle to break down the AFCON newbies ; Guinea-Bissau very disciplined at the back thus far.
Still nothing to write home about in what has been a very tightly fought game so far. Zezinho
with Guinea-Bissau's first shot in anger, but his attempt was always flying well wide.
20' - CHANCE! Aubameyang picks out Evouna
who is unable to connect sufficiently with his header attempt, he then see's a curling shot well wide soon after.
15' - Aubameyang
dropping deep to try and let those in behind the Guinea-Bissa defensive-line. Evouna and Lemina
showing lots of energy, but the visitors are holding firm.
Very equal opening 10 minutes with neither side having found their rhythm just yet. Aubameyang
working hard to try and inspire his teammates.
Nervy start by the hosts with Didier Ndong
guilty of couching up posession in midfield on a couple of occasions. Stands filling up nicely with very few having watched the opening ceremony.
Kick-off in Libreville; Guinea Bissau in red attacking the goal to the right. The hosts in their traditional yellow and blue strip.