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Utterly bizarre second half tactics from Bafana. Sit deep, slow the game down in attack when you need another goal to progress. Weird.— Jonty Mark (@jontymark) January 27, 2015
Utterly bizarre second half tactics from Bafana. Sit deep, slow the game down in attack when you need another goal to progress. Weird.
Ghana have defeated South Africa 2 - 1. Ghana go through along with Algeria from Group C.
SCORE UPDATE - GROUP C
Algeria 2 - 0 Senegal
GOAL - GHANA!
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY
South Africa get us underway, they are playing from right to left.
ALGERIA v SENEGAL
Algeria lead Senegal 1-0 at halftime.
South Africa lead by 1 - 0 against Ghana after a brilliant goal by Masango.
The Black Stars go through to the last eight, along with Algeria.
FULL TIME: Ghana 2-1 South Africa.
Ayew skews a shot wide.
Three minutes of added time to come.
Braimah gets booked for time wasting.
But the Black Stars are throwing bodies on the line as Letsholonyane has a shot blocked.
South Africa have found some composure and are on the front foot again.
Parker replaces Ndulula.
That goal came just after Algeria scored a second against Senegal.
GOAL! A Ayew gets a head to Rahman's superb cross from the left. Ghana 2-1 SA.
The play is going from end to end, with neither side able to find their passes in and around the box.
Yet another corner for the Black Stars - their 13th. Mathoho gets the ball clear.
Yellow card for dissent to Dean Furman.
Its all Ghana as they send in wave after wave of attacks.
Ghana need one goal to go through, South Africa need two.
Appiah's shot is touched onto the upright by Khuzwayo and then Atsu flashes a shot wide, its all happening in Mongomo!
Letsholonyane comes on for Rantie.
J Ayew has also been replaced, by Kwessi Appiah.
GOAL! Boye turns and drills in a low shot from 12-yards out after A Ayew's miscued his shot.
The pressure continues to build from the Black Stars.
Agyemang comes on for Acquah.
Neither side able to find any rhythm or fluency to their game, with passes regularly going astray.
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.
Mathoho is making some vital headed clearances as Ghana put on the pressure.
Wakaso goes for goal, but he drags it wide. The game very delicately poised right now.
Vilakazi comes on for Phala.
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.
Good defending from Boye after Masango nearly plays in Rantie.
Rahman's shot is deflected out for a corner, but Furman heads clear.
Good clearance from Khuzwayo.
Ayew's shot is deflected for a corner.
Matlaba flashes a shot wide.
Ndulula sends a shot into the sidenetting.
Rantie gets the better of Mensah, but Braimah comes off his lone quickly to intercept.
Gyan strikes it well, but the ball just clears the bar.
Free kick to the west Africans, just 20-yards out.
South Africa get the second half started.
HALF TIME: Ghana 0-1 South Africa.
Free kick for SA, out wide on the right. Great ball from Phala, but no one is on hand to convert.
Masango goes for goal from range, but he shoots well over the goal.
Powerful header from Ndulula forces Braimah into making a smart save.
Long ball towards Gyan, but he is offsides.
Ngcongca gets a yellow card, not that he committed much of a foul - harsh call.
Injuey forced change for Ghana as Amartey is replaced by Boye.
Ghana on the attack, but Atsu's cross is overhit.
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.
Corner to Bafana Bafana, but a foul in the box gives Ghana possession again.
The Chiefs keeper is back on his feet and play continues.
Injury concern for Khuzwayo, who has a hamstring concern.
Again the Black Stars win the aerial ball, but Amartey heads wide.
Another corner to Ghana, their fourth.
Rantie sets off towards goal, but he is called back for off-sides.
Corner kick to Ghana. Good punch from Khuzwayo to clear the ball.
The game is starting to open up nicely. Gyan appeals for a penalty after a clash with Jali, but nothing giving.
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.
Ghana pressing forward in search of an equaliser.
Superbly taken effort from the Kaizer Chiefs winger from just outside the box, the ball having dipped over Braimah.
GOAL! Masango rifles in a brilliant volley.
Bafana are struggling to hold onto possession when they do get the ball. The Black Stars are certainly the better team so far.
Good defending from South Africa as they clear two crosses.
Rantie is dispossessed, Ghana break up field and earn a throw in near the corner flag.
Great cross from Phala, but Ndulula is just inches away from getting on the end of the ball.
Its the South Africans who find themselves under siege in the opening minutes.
Bafana escape as Mathoho clears the ball off the line, following some poor goalkeeping from Khuzwayo, who had spilled Atsu's shot.
Mensah nearly opens the scoring when he heads just wide from Wakaso's free kick.
Its Ghana who are looking more comfortable on the ball. Gyan earns a free kick 30-yards out.
The early action is fast paced, with no time to dwell on the ball.
Ghana with the early initiative, but South Africa are working hard to close down their options.
We are underway as Ghana kick off proceedings.
The players are out on the pitch and singing the national anthems...
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!
In three previous AFCON matches between these sides, Bafana Bafana have won two, while there has been one draw.
Ghana have made one change to the side that beat Algeria 1-0, while SA coach Shakes Mashaba has made four changes.
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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