AFCON

Gyan opens up 'Group of death'

2015-01-23 20:10
Asamoah Gyan (AP)

Cape Town - Asamoah Gyan returned from a bout of malaria to score a stoppage-time winner and keep Ghana's African Cup hopes alive with a 1-0 win over tournament favorite Algeria on Friday.

Desperately needing a win to revive its campaign, Ghana appeared set to slip to the brink of elimination before Gyan ran onto a desperate long ball right at the end and scored past Rais Mbolhi in the Algerian goal.

Four-time champion Ghana had struggled to get going in Equatorial Guinea under new coach Avram Grant as Gyan missed the first game because of a mild case of malaria, but he returned to revive its campaign with the last-gasp match-winner.

Ghana moved level with Algeria and Senegal at the top of Group C. Senegal plays South Africa later on Friday.

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