Last Updated at 8:54 pm, January 28th 2012
GOAL! GHANA! AYEW! A clever back-heel under pressure from Gyan just outside the Eagles' box for Ayew leaves the Ghanaian ace with a bit of work to do. But the son of the great Abedi Pele turns his marker inside and then out and then drills in a left-footed shot in at the right corner for only his second goal for the Black Stars on the international stage.
GOAL! GHANA! GYAN! A stunning free-kick from the Black Stars' premier goalscorer, Gyan curling the ball up and over the wall into the right corner with ease.
Bakaye Traore nows sees his name go into the referee's book for a trip on Ayew, who seems to be going down under every challenge far too easy.
Soumbeyla Diakite will miss Mali's next group match after his cynical challenge on Ayew as the Ghana attacker tries to evade his marker.
Cautions coming thick and fast as Panstil picks up a card for a tackle on Traore.
Adama Tamboura earns himself a booking for an overzealous challenge on Ayew.
Keita goes into the referee's book for what looks to be for one too many chirps and back-chats. This after the Barcelona man's team-mates are looking like finding their attacking groove as Diabete almost shrugs off his marker as he barges his way into the Ghana box.
Jonathan Mensah is penalised for a dangerous tackle just outside Ghana's penalty area and gifts the Eagles a decent free-kick on goal.
Will have to back Ghana here. Mali were useless against Guinea. Had one shot on goal all match. Guinea should have won easily. Ghana to win 2/3-0. Eoin
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Mali are rated at 3/1 to beat Ghana today according to our friends at Sky Bet, while the Black Stars are 5/6 to come out victorious.
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