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Africa Cup of Nations

Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium (ATT 7,000) 20th January 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D Bennet

Ghana Ghana vs DR Congo DR Congo

Ghana 2

E Agyemang-Badu (40)
K Asamoah (49)


DR Congo 2

T Mputu (53)
D Mbokani (pen 69)

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  1. 90

    The referee blows the final whistle to bring an end to a very entertaining game of football. The final score is Ghana 2-2 DR Congo, thank you for joining our live commentary, be sure to catch us for the next AFCON 2013 game, Mali v Niger at 20:00. See you then!

  2. 90

    An excellent early ball in from John Paintsil finds a wide open Gyan in the box who's header is saved well on the line, Ghana players protest the ball had crossed the line but the referee isn't convinced.

  3. 90

    A good counter attack by DR Congo results in a good cross from the right by Kaluyituka but it is well caught by keeper Dauda.

  4. 90

    Into five minutes of stoppage time and the match seems to be petering out somewhat.

  5. 87

    Both teams look anxious to lose it late on, with much of the play aimed at keeping possession.

  6. 83

    Mulumbu strikes a low shot from the edge of the area, but it is saved excellently by Dauda. DR Congo came agonisingly close to going ahead for the first time in the match.

  7. 79

    After a thrilling first half an hour of the second half, the game is slightly more cagey as we approach the full time whistle

  8. 74

    Larrys Mabiala 14 off, Cedric Mongungu 17 on

  9. 74

    A dangerous early ball from the left by Atsu is tipped over the bar by Kidiaba.

  10. 72

    Deo Kanda 11, on LuaLua 15 off

  11. 70

    Gyan stings the hands of Kiaba with a powerful shot from the edge of the box, the ball is tipped behind for a corner.

  12. 68

    Alain Kaluyituka 13, on Mulota Kabangu 4 off

  13. 67

    GOAL! Makiadi equalises for DR Congo from the spot after he was brought down by Akaminko in the box.

  14. 64

    Another gilt edged chance wasted by Gyan who shoots from the edge of the box when he had team-mates in better positions, although Ghana may have had a penalty shout as the ball appeared to strike Mabiala's arm in the area.

  15. 60

    A hopeful early ball into the box from the left finds Mputu in the area who controls and shoots brilliantly, but it is well defended by Paintsil who blocks his effort on goal.

  16. 58

    Undoubtedly the most open, and entertaining game of the 2013 AFCON tournament so far.

  17. 56

    10, Adomah off 11, Mohammed Rabiu on

  18. 53

    Wakaso booked for a late tackle leading up to the goal.

  19. 52

    GOAL! A swift response by DR Congo. Makiadi in space, playing a perfectly weighted ball through the middle to Mputu who stabs the ball past Dauda into the bottom right corner.

  20. 49

    GOAL! The resulting corner taken from the right by Wakaso is headed in off the underside of the bar by Kwadwo Asamoah, an excellent header!

  21. 47

    The first chance of the half falls to Ghana, Adomah striking a low shot to the bottom right corner, Kidiaba is equal to it though and pushes the ball out for a corner.

  22. Welcome back. The referee gets the second half under way.

  23. The referee brings the half to a close with the Black Stars of Ghana leading 1-0, stay tuned for the second half.

  24. 45

    Ghana awarded a free-kick on the half time whistle, Gyan crossing in to the box from the left, Kidiaba punching well away.

  25. 42

    Adomah booked for a late challenge in midfield.

  26. 41

    DR Congo respond well after conceding, Kusasula racing down the right and flashing a low cross across the six yard box, but no one is there to get on the end of it.

  27. 40

    GOAL! Agyemang-Badu finishes well inside the box after a neat one-two between Gyan and Asamoah

  28. 37

    The resulting corner is claimed unconvincingly by Dauda.

  29. 34

    Cross delivered by Kusasula, well defended by Boye in the middle of his box who clears the ball for a corner.

  30. 30

    An Exquisite ball over the top finds captain Gyan in behind the defence and one on one with the keeper, but the striker sends the ball well wide when he should have scored. A golden opportunity wasted.

  31. 28

    Much of the game being played in midfield at the moment, both sides struggling to keep the ball.

  32. 25

    DR Congo enjoying 58% of the possession.

  33. 22

    A good counter-attacking chance wasted by Badu as he is caught in possession by Lua Lua with options on either flank.

  34. 19

    Adomah finds himself in space on the edge of the area but his effort is far too high to test Mandanda in the DR Congo goal.

  35. 17

    DR Congo looking the more dangerous of the two sides thus far.

  36. 15

    The Leopards see another golden opportunity pass them by, this time Mputu firing over from the edge after a good, low cross from Mulumbu

  37. 13

    DR Congo carve out the best chance of the match as Lua Lua strikes a powerful drive from the edge of the area, but his shot is pushed onto the bar by Dauda.

  38. 11

    Adomah bursts forward and finds Gyan through the middle but the striker is unable to get his shot off, good defending by Kasusula for DR Congo

  39. 9

    Ghana's second corner is headed just wide of the left post by Wakaso.

  40. 6

    Both teams fighting for possession in the middle of the pitch but neither has had the ball in any position of danger

  41. 4

    Wakasois caught offside early on after he miss-timed his run through the middle between the two centre-backs.

  42. 3

    End to end stuff early on with DR Congo picking up their first corner after Mputu's cross is cut out.

  43. 1

    A good start for Ghana, Gyan crossing from the left but the ball is cut out by a defender and goes behind for the game's first corner.

  44. The formalities are out of the way and South African referee Daniel Bennett gets the third game of AFCON 2013 underway at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

  45. The two teams have arrived on the pitch ahead of the national anthems.

  46. Ghana will begin the quest to end their 31-year drought in the Africa Cup of Nations this evening, while the DR Congo will be looking for a positive start to their AFCON campaign following the on again, off again resignation of Coach Claude Le Roy.

  47. Welcome to our live commentary of the Africa Cup of Nation's clash between Ghana and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kick-off is at 17:00.



Africa Cup of Nations Group A

Africa Cup of Nations
Pos Team P Pts
1 Congo 3 7
2 Equatorial Guinea 3 5
3 Gabon 3 3
4 Burkina 3 1

Africa Cup of Nations Group B

Africa Cup of Nations
Pos Team P Pts
1 Tunisia 3 5
2 DR Congo 3 3
3 Cape Verde 3 3
4 Zambia 3 2

Africa Cup of Nations Group C

Africa Cup of Nations
Pos Team P Pts
1 Ghana 3 6
2 Algeria 3 6
3 Senegal 3 4
4 South Africa 3 1

Africa Cup of Nations Group D

Africa Cup of Nations
Pos Team P Pts
1 Ivory Coast 3 5
2 Guinea 3 3
3 Mali 3 3
4 Cameroon 3 2