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10/01/22
Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo
Africa Cup of Nations • Group C
  • 2nd Half
  • Morocco
  • Ghana
  • ParteyBoakye
    90'
  • OunahiAmrabat
    90'
  • AboukhlalRahimi
    90'
  • SulemanaKyereh
    86'
  • AyewTetteh
    86'
  • PaintsilFatawu Issahaku
    86'
  • Boufal
    83'
  • LouzaTissoudali
    78'
  • Ayew
    64'
  • 1st Half
  • Morocco
  • Ghana
  • Masina
    22'
  • Djiku
    17'
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Morocco - Ghana

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FULL TIME - MOROCCO HAVE DONE IT

90' It's a winning start for Morocco, as Boufal's second international goal is enough to earn them a winning start to Group C

 
Morocco

MOROCCO GO DEFENSIVE

89' Now a couple of changes for Morocco - Aboukhlal and are off, Sofyan Amrabat and Soufiane Rahimi come on

 
Ghana

PANIC TIME FOR GHANA 86' Double change for Ghana - Jordan Ayew, Joseph Paintsil and Kamaldeen Sulemane are replaced by Benjamin Tetteh, Fatawu Issahuku and Daniel-Kofi Kyereh

  • Sofiane Boufal
    GoalSofiane BoufalMoroccoGOAL - MOROCCO 1-0 GHANA 83' We have the opener! Boufal's whips a snap shot past Wollacott from point blank range after a loose ball fell kindly for him in the area. What a time to score!
 

GOAL - MOROCCO 1-0 GHANA

83' We have the opener! Boufal's whips a snap shot past Wollacott from point blank range after a loose ball fell kindly for him in the area. What a time to score!

 
Morocco

FIRST CHANCE

78' Morocco make the first move in terms of substitutes - Louza is replaced by Tarik Tissoudali

 
Ghana

GHANA GAINING MOMENTUM

75' Ghana are beginning to turn up the heat now. They have another chance, although this is a much more simple save as Saiss tamely nods towards his own goalkeeper after Andre Ayew headed the back of his head! Both players are now receiving treatment

 
Ghana

CLOSE!

72' Terrific effort from Paintsil, who forces a terrific save out of Bounou with a 22-yard strike that is curling towards the top corner before being acrobatically tipped wide

 
Morocco

ANOTHER WASTED SET PIECE

70' Achraf Hakimi wins a free-kick down the Morocco right, but the set-piece comes to nothing as Imran Louza floats a ball over everybody and out for a goal-kick

 

MORE GROUP C ACTION LATER

68' This is the opening game in Group C, but there is more to come later as Comoros, who have qualified for the tournament for the first time, take on Gabon, who will be without Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. He is missing following a positive COVID-19 test

PIERRE EMERICK AUBAMEYANG of Gabon reacts to a missed chance during the Group A match between Cameroon and Gabon at Stade de L'Amitie on January 22, 2017 in Libreville, Gabon
 
Ghana

GHANA CHANCE

65' And the striker goes straight down the other end and volleys a tough chance wide. That is the closest Ghana have come in this second half

 
Ghana

AYEW BOOKED

64' Andre Ayew becomes the second Ghana player to pick up a yellow card for a foul on Boufal

 

CHANGES NEEDED?

60' It's still goalless as we hit the hour mark. Which manager will reach for their bench first as they look to shuffle their pack? Both teams have attacking options to throw on, should they so choose

 
Morocco

MOROCCO CLATTER WIDE 59' Aboukhlal tries his luck from a very ambitious angle and skews a shot well off target

 

ACTION ELSEWHERE

56' It may be goalless in this clash, but there has been a bit more drama in the other AFCON game currently underway, as Guinea lead Malawi 1-0

 
Morocco

BOUFAL DENIED

52' Morocco work their way into the box and Boufal sees a clever back-heel cleared. The Atlas Lions eventually win a corner which they take short but waste

 
Morocco

FINAL BALL STILL LACKING

50' Morocco are enjoying the best of the early exchanges in this second period, but they are still unable to find an attacking head with several crosses and free-kicks, with Boufal the latest culprit as his clipped ball sails over everybody

  • 2nd Half
 

MORE ACTION IN THE SECOND HALF?

46' We are back underway. No changes made by either side at the break. Let's hope for a bit more action over the next 45 minutes

  • End of 1st Half
 

ALL SQUARE AT THE BREAK

45+1' And the referee has seen enough. Morocco 0-0 Ghana at the break, with neither team doing enough in the final third to force an opener, though perhaps Morocco have shaded it

 

ADDED TIME

45+1' We're into an additional 60 seconds

 

ANOTHER STRIKE FROM DISTANCE

43' Paintsil takes matters into his own hands as he ventures in field before unleashing a wild shot that does not befit his mazy dribble. Bounou has still not been tested

 
Morocco

CLOSE!

39' Morocco have a free-kick in a dangerous position that Sofiane Boufal swings in and Romain Saiss flicks over. Best chance yet

 
Morocco

CHANCE FOR MOROCCO

33' And now some action at the other end as Selim Amallah dances clear of two defenders before whipping a 25-yard effort well wide

 
Ghana

PARTEY TRIES TO JOIN THE PARTY 33' Decent hit from Thomas Partey, who tries his luck with a 20-yard free-kick that whistles over the bar

 
Ghana

GOOD LUCK MESSAGE FOR GHANA

30' The President of Ghana has been sending his best wishes to the Black Stars ahead of the tournament.

 

LACK OF QUALITY SO FAR

29' Neither team has been able to sustain any real momentum as yet. They will both be disappointed with their final ball, but there is plenty of time for that to change

  • Adam Masina
    Yellow cardAdam MasinaMoroccoANOTHER NAME In THE BOOK 22' It's now one card apiece as Adam Masina picks up a caution for bringing down Joseph Paintsil
 
Ghana

ANOTHER NAME In THE BOOK

22' It's now one card apiece as Adam Masina picks up a caution for bringing down Joseph Paintsil

 

POOR FINAL BALL FOR GHANA 21' We've just had a contender for one of the worst free-kicks of the tournament as Abdul Rahman Baba balloons a set piece from the left on to the running track behind the goal

  • Alexander Djiku
    Yellow cardAlexander DjikuGhanaDJIKU IN THE BOOK  16' We've not had to wait long for the first yellow card. Alexander Djiku is booked for a late tackle
 
Ghana

DJIKU IN THE BOOK 16' We've not had to wait long for the first yellow card. Alexander Djiku is booked for a late tackle

 

MOROCCO LOOKING GOOD 15' More pressure for Morocco as Imran Louza's free-kick is nodded out for a corner, with the resulting set piece comfortably cleared. Morocco have settled into this one nicely

 

ABOUKHAL COMES CLOSE

12' Zakaria Aboukhal tries his luck from distance for Morocco, but it's a comfortable save for Ghana (and Swindon) goalkeeper Jojo Wollacott

 

FIRST CHANCE TO MOROCCO

7' Despite that pressure for Ghana, Morocco force the first shooting opportunity as Romain Saiss nods wide from a corner

 

STRONG START FOR GHANA

5' Ghana are certainly enjoying the best of the early exchanges. They force two more corners which are both scrambled clear

 

GHANA MAKING THE EARLY MOVES

2' An early corner for Ghana is punched clear by goalkeeper Yassine Bounou

  • 1st Half
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KICK OFF

1' We are underway

 

TEAM NEWS

Here's a reminder of how the two teams line up. A reminder that there is no Hakim Ziyech for Morocco - the Chelsea star was left out of their squad because, according to manager Halihodzic, he "refused to work" for the team

 
Ghana

ANDRE AYEW CRUCIAL TO GHANA

Former West Ham and Swansea striker Andre Ayew is a key man for Ghana. He is their all time leading scorer in the African Cup of Nations, netting nine times across five different editions

Sudafrica-Ghana, qualificazioni ai Mondiali di Qatar 2022: da sinistra André Ayew (Ghana) e Siyanda Xulu (Sudafrica) (Getty Images)
 
Morocco

MOROCCO ON A ROLL Morocco head into the tournament on a great run of form. They have not lost a game in normal time since a defeat to Portugal at the 2018 World Cup. Vahid Halilhodzic's side are rated as one of the favourites to win the tournament

 
Ghana

GHANA DESPERATE TO END LONG WAIT

Ghana have won the African Cup of Nations four times, but their last trophy came way back in 1982. They have been runners up on three occasions since, most recently in 2015, when they lost the final to Ivory Coast

 

PREMIER LEAGUE REPRESENTATION FOR GHANA

Confirmed teams - MOROCCO: Bounou, Mmaee, Masina, Aguerd, Hakimi, Saiss, Ounahi, Amallah, Boufal, Aboukhlah, Louza /// GHANA: Wollacott, Yiadom, Amartey, Djiku, Rahman Baba, Sulemana, Partey, Baba, Painstil, Andre Ayew, Jordan Ayew

 

GROUP C OF AFCON GETS UNDERWAY Good afternoon and welcome to LIVE updates from the opening game in Group C of the African Cup of Nations. One of the tournament's favourites, Morocco, face four time winners Ghana in what promises to be a fascinating game at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo in Yaoundé