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As it happened: Ghana 2 - 1 South Africa

2015-01-27 19:00
Last Updated at 21:38
27 Jan 21:58
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27 Jan 21:55
Ghana came out all guns blazing the second half and totally deserved to win the game.  South Africa have only managed 1 point in Group C.  They lead in every game, but unfortunately could never hang on.
27 Jan 21:51

FULL TIME

Ghana have defeated South Africa 2 - 1.  Ghana go through along with Algeria from Group C.

27 Jan 21:48
90' - There will be three minute of additional time added on.
27 Jan 21:47
90' - Braimah gets a yellow card for time wasting.
27 Jan 21:46
88' - A shot by Letsholonyane but it is well blocked by Ghana.
27 Jan 21:43
85' - South African substitution:  Parker replaces Ndulula.
27 Jan 21:42

SCORE UPDATE - GROUP C

Algeria 2 - 0 Senegal

27 Jan 21:41
83' - Atsu on the left delivers an inch perfect cross onto the head of Ayew, D who send the ball past and advancing Khuzwayo.
27 Jan 21:40
GOAL - GHANA!
27 Jan 21:38
81' - Baydu tries a shot from range, deflected for another corner for Ghana.  South Africa clear again.
27 Jan 21:37
80' - Ghana have another corner, that is the 13th for them.  Cleared by South Africa.
27 Jan 21:36
78' - Furman is booked for dissent.
27 Jan 21:34
77' - Free header for Rahman but no real power and Khuzwayo collects.
27 Jan 21:34
77' - Its all Ghana now, they have another corner.  
27 Jan 21:32
75' - Appiah almost give Ghana the lead but Khuzwayo tips it onto the crossbar.
27 Jan 21:32
74' - South African substitution:  Rantie is replaced by Letsholonyane.
27 Jan 21:31
72' - Ghana have equalised.  Gyan get the ball to Ayew who shoots but the ball comes to Boyle who slots home.
27 Jan 21:29

GOAL - GHANA!

27 Jan 21:26
67' - Coetzee with a long range shot, blocked!  He had come a long way upfield had the young defender.
27 Jan 21:23
65' - Another free kick to Ghana they have South Africa under some pressure.  Nothing comes from it.
27 Jan 21:20
63' - South Africa under some pressure now, multiple attacks by Ghana, but all dealt with by South Africa, although Khuzwayo did come for a ball and not reach it.
27 Jan 21:20
62' - Free kick to Ghana, from the right, delivered by Wakasu and cleared by Matlaba.
27 Jan 21:19
As things stand, South Africa require another goal to go through in this group.
27 Jan 21:15
58' - South African substitution:  Phala is relpaced by Vilikazi.
27 Jan 21:14
57' - Great goalkeeping by Khuzwayo as he punches a dangerous Ayew cross clear.  He decided to come off his line and made sure he cleared the ball.
27 Jan 21:13
56' - Masango provides another ball for Rantie to run onto but well defended by Boye who stands strong.
27 Jan 21:12
55' - Another corner to Ghana, cleared by Furman.
27 Jan 21:11
53' - Corner to Ghana after an Ayew shot is deflected out.  The corner is punched away by Khuzwayo.
27 Jan 21:09
52' - Matlaba with a shot from outside the box, but it goes well wide of the left hand upright.  He had plenty of support, he should have used them.
27 Jan 21:08
50' - Long ball for Rantie to run onto, he uses his pace well but the Ghanaian defence does well.
27 Jan 21:06
49' - Free kick to Ghana after a foul on Atsu, South Africa deal with it easily enough.
27 Jan 21:06
48' - Masango cuts in from the left just outside the Ghana box and shoots, the ball slides off the side of his boot and goes out for a throw in.
27 Jan 21:04
47' - Gyan puts is just over the bar on the left hand side of goal...
27 Jan 21:04
46' - Free kick to Ghana as Coetzee fouls Gyan on the edge of the area.  This is in the centre of the goal, just outside the box.  
27 Jan 21:02

SECOND HALF UNDERWAY

South Africa get us underway, they are playing from right to left.

27 Jan 20:49

ALGERIA v SENEGAL

Algeria lead Senegal 1-0 at halftime.

27 Jan 20:48

HALF TIME

South Africa lead by 1 - 0 against Ghana after a brilliant goal by Masango.

27 Jan 20:46
45' - There will be one minute of optional added time in this first half.
27 Jan 20:45
44' - Free kick to South Africa in a dangerous position on the right, the ball clears everyone and comes to Mathoho just inside the big box on the left, but he can't control properly and the ball goes out of play.
27 Jan 20:41
41' - Matlaba tries a shot from long range, it flies over the bar.
27 Jan 20:41
40' - Another chance to South Africa. A cross from Ngcongca is headed towards goal by Ndulula, but Braimahbb saves well at his near post.
27 Jan 20:38
37' - Ngcongca receives a yellow for a foul on Ayew.
27 Jan 20:37
36' - Ghana substitution.  Boye replaces Amartey (injury).
27 Jan 20:35
33' - Free kick to Ghana in a dangerous position from the left. Half cleared by Furman, it comes to Rahman who blasts a right footed shot that Khuzwayo would not have seen much of it as it came through a crowd of players, somehow Khuzwayo manages to beat it away.
27 Jan 20:32
32' - Masango takes the corner from the left, he swings it in, but the referee blows for a foul on a Ghanaian player. 
27 Jan 20:31
30' - Jali has a shot blocked by a Ghanaian defender.  He is down injured after that.  South Africa have a corner.
27 Jan 20:30
29' - Khuzwayo is up and comes out to collect a ball in the area.
27 Jan 20:29
28' - Khuzwayo is down.  It seems he has hurt a hamstring while taking a goal kick.  
 
  • 94'

    The Black Stars go through to the last eight, along with Algeria.

  • 93'

    FULL TIME: Ghana 2-1 South Africa.

  • 92'

    Ayew skews a shot wide.

  • 91'

    Three minutes of added time to come.

  • 90'

    Braimah gets booked for time wasting.

  • 89'

    But the Black Stars are throwing bodies on the line as Letsholonyane has a shot blocked.

  • 87'

    South Africa have found some composure and are on the front foot again.

  • 85'

    Parker replaces Ndulula.

  • 84'

    That goal came just after Algeria scored a second against Senegal.

  • 83'

    GOAL! A Ayew gets a head to Rahman's superb cross from the left. Ghana 2-1 SA.

  • 82'

    The play is going from end to end, with neither side able to find their passes in and around the box.

  • 80'

    Yet another corner for the Black Stars - their 13th. Mathoho gets the ball clear.

  • 79'

    Yellow card for dissent to Dean Furman.

  • 78'

    Its all Ghana as they send in wave after wave of attacks.

  • 76'

    Ghana need one goal to go through, South Africa need two.

  • 74'

    Appiah's shot is touched onto the upright by Khuzwayo and then Atsu flashes a shot wide, its all happening in Mongomo!

  • 73'

    Letsholonyane comes on for Rantie.

  • 73'

    J Ayew has also been replaced, by Kwessi Appiah.

  • 72'

    GOAL! Boye turns and drills in a low shot from 12-yards out after A Ayew's miscued his shot.

  • 72'

    The pressure continues to build from the Black Stars.

  • 70'

    Agyemang comes on for Acquah.

  • 66'

    Neither side able to find any rhythm or fluency to their game, with passes regularly going astray.

  • 63'

    Free kick to Ghana, 30-yards out. Matlaba heads clear for a corner. South Africa then survive a bit of a goalmouth scramble as the ball bobs around their box.

  • 61'

    Mathoho is making some vital headed clearances as Ghana put on the pressure.

  • 60'

    Wakaso goes for goal, but he drags it wide. The game very delicately poised right now.

  • 58'

    Vilakazi comes on for Phala.

  • 57'

    Good keeping from Khuzwayo gets a crucial hand to a cross. Senegal are still trailing 1-0 to Algeria. South Africa must score again if they are to go through.

  • 56'

    Good defending from Boye after Masango nearly plays in Rantie.

  • 55'

    Rahman's shot is deflected out for a corner, but Furman heads clear.

  • 54'

    Good clearance from Khuzwayo.

  • 54'

    Ayew's shot is deflected for a corner.

  • 53'

    Matlaba flashes a shot wide.

  • 51'

    Ndulula sends a shot into the sidenetting.

  • 50'

    Rantie gets the better of Mensah, but Braimah comes off his lone quickly to intercept.

  • 48'

    Gyan strikes it well, but the ball just clears the bar.

  • 47'

    Free kick to the west Africans, just 20-yards out.

  • 46'

    South Africa get the second half started.

  • HALF TIME: Ghana 0-1 South Africa.

  • 44'

    Free kick for SA, out wide on the right. Great ball from Phala, but no one is on hand to convert.

  • 42'

    Masango goes for goal from range, but he shoots well over the goal.

  • 40'

    Powerful header from Ndulula forces Braimah into making a smart save.

  • 39'

    Long ball towards Gyan, but he is offsides.

  • 37'

    Ngcongca gets a yellow card, not that he committed much of a foul - harsh call.

  • 36'

    Injuey forced change for Ghana as Amartey is replaced by Boye.

  • 35'

    Ghana on the attack, but Atsu's cross is overhit.

  • 33'

    Free kick to Ghana, Wakaso delivers, the ball is cleared, but only as far as Rahman, whose shot brings out an excellent reflex save from Khuzwayo.

  • 32'

    Corner to Bafana Bafana, but a foul in the box gives Ghana possession again.

  • 30'

    The Chiefs keeper is back on his feet and play continues.

  • 29'

    Injury concern for Khuzwayo, who has a hamstring concern.

  • 28'

    Again the Black Stars win the aerial ball, but Amartey heads wide.

  • 27'

    Another corner to Ghana, their fourth.

  • 26'

    Rantie sets off towards goal, but he is called back for off-sides.

  • 25'

    Corner kick to Ghana. Good punch from Khuzwayo to clear the ball.

  • 23'

    The game is starting to open up nicely. Gyan appeals for a penalty after a clash with Jali, but nothing giving.

  • 22'

    With Algeria leading Senegal 1-0, Bafana need to score one more goal to draw level on goal difference and points with the Lions of Teranga.

  • 20'

    Ghana pressing forward in search of an equaliser.

  • 18'

    Superbly taken effort from the Kaizer Chiefs winger from just outside the box, the ball having dipped over Braimah.

  • 17'

    GOAL! Masango rifles in a brilliant volley.

  • 16'

    Bafana are struggling to hold onto possession when they do get the ball. The Black Stars are certainly the better team so far.

  • 14'

    Good defending from South Africa as they clear two crosses.

  • 12'

    Rantie is dispossessed, Ghana break up field and earn a throw in near the corner flag.

  • 10'

    Great cross from Phala, but Ndulula is just inches away from getting on the end of the ball.

  • 8'

    Its the South Africans who find themselves under siege in the opening minutes.

  • 6'

    Bafana escape as Mathoho clears the ball off the line, following some poor goalkeeping from Khuzwayo, who had spilled Atsu's shot.

  • 5'

    Mensah nearly opens the scoring when he heads just wide from Wakaso's free kick.

  • 5'

    Its Ghana who are looking more comfortable on the ball. Gyan earns a free kick 30-yards out.

  • 3'

    The early action is fast paced, with no time to dwell on the ball.

  • 1'

    Ghana with the early initiative, but South Africa are working hard to close down their options.

  • 1'

    We are underway as Ghana kick off proceedings.

  • 0'

    The players are out on the pitch and singing the national anthems...

  • 0'

    South Africa though, with just one point from two games, have to win the match, while the Black Stars could even lose the game and go through – there are lots of permutations for all four countries and we’ll keep you updated as the evening unfolds!

  • 0'

    In three previous AFCON matches between these sides, Bafana Bafana have won two, while there has been one draw.

  • 0'

    Ghana have made one change to the side that beat Algeria 1-0, while SA coach Shakes Mashaba has made four changes.

  • 0'

    Welcome to our live coverage of the AFCON 2015 Group C encounter between Ghana and South Africa. The match takes place at the Estadio de Mongomo, with kick off set for 20H00 CAT.

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South Africa Ghana
  • 1 Goals 2
    • 17' Masango
    • 72' Boye
    • 83' Ayew
  • 2 Yellow Cards 1
    • 37' Ngcongca
    • 79' Furman
    • 90' Braimah
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Brilliant Khuzwayo
  • Rivaldo Coetzee
  • Erick Mathoho
  • Andile Jali
  • Anele Ngcongca
  • Mandla Masango
  • Bongani Ndulula
  • Thabo Matlaba
  • Dean Furman
  • Thuso Phala
  • Tokelo Rantie
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  • Razak Braimah
  • Asamoah Gyan
  • Afriyie Acquah
  • Christian Atsu
  • Jordan Ayew
  • Andre Ayew
  • Wakasu Mubarak
  • Abdul Rahman Baba
  • Daniel Amartey
  • Jonathan Mensah
  • Harrison Afful
Substitutions
Substitutions
  • Darren Keet
  • Siyabonga Nhlapho
  • Bongani Zungu
  • Sibusiso Vilakazi
  • Reneilwe Letsholonyane
  • Thamsanqa Sangweni
  • Bernard Parker
  • Themba Zwane
  • Ayanda Gcaba
  • Jackson Mabokgwane
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  • Kwesi Appiah
  • Edwin Gyimah
  • Awal Mohammed
  • Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu
  • Ernest Sowah
  • Rabiu Mohammed
  • Mahatma Osumanu Otoo
  • Fatau Dauda
  • David Accam
  • John Boye
  • Frank Acheampong

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