Gabon hurts Ghana despite the absence of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Friday, January 14, 2022 at 10:04 pm• Dominique Mostert • Last Update: 23:05

Gabon has taken a big step towards the knockout stages of the African Cup. Without superstar Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, national coach Anisit Yala pulled a point from the fire against Ghana on Friday night: 1-1. Because of the points split, Gabon collected four points, and finished second behind Morocco (six points). Even if Gabon takes third place, participation in the knockout stage looks real. The first and second numbers in Group C will meet in the final.

The Gabonese Football Association reported that Aubameyang had been diagnosed with a heart problem by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) medical team. The same is true of his teammates Axel Mai and Mario Lemina. The trio contracted the Corona virus earlier this week, which is why they had to miss the opening match against Comoros (0-1 win). Test results were negative before the match against Ghana, but they did not play due to heart disease. It is now known that myocarditis can occur after infection with corona.

In Gabon, SC Cambuur’s David Sambisa was on the bench, while Ghana’s Mohamed Kodos was not. Ghana is said to be hoping the Ajax midfielder will join the tournament later in the tournament after recovering from a rib injury, but that does not appear to be happening at the moment. Ghana opened the scoring beautifully in the 18th minute. Thomas Partey played the ball across the centerpiece of the field toward Andre Ayew, who turned away from his goalkeeper and hit hard into the left corner from just 25 yards. In the second half, Gabon chased the equalizer. Substitute Jim Levinah advanced with a short footing to defeat goalkeeper Joe Woolacott.

On the other hand, Jordan Ayew hit a free kick just outside the goal, so that it looked like it stayed at 0-1. But in the end, Alevina decided otherwise. Two minutes before the end, the Claremont midfielder scored a country goal after preparatory work by Guillor Kanga, which gave Gabon a place in the last sixteen countries. After the final whistle, referee Lahlou Benbraham visited a group of angry Ghanaians and Benjamin Tetteh dealt a blow to an opponent. The Ghanaian substitute then fled to the catacombs, but did not escape a red card.

Gabon has good cards to advance to the next round with Morocco; A direct duel between the two countries on Monday will determine who will be the group winner. Even if Gabon loses, they seem sure of a place as one of the top four numbers. Ghana can only take second place by defeating Comoros and defeating Gabon over Morocco. Otherwise it should black Stars Hopefully it will continue to rank third across the shortcut.


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