Ghana's AFCON hopes on knife-edge after draw with Gabon

Gabon's and Ghana's players scuffle at the end of the  Group C Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2021 football match between Gabon and Ghana at Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo in Yaounde on January 14, 2022. PHOTO / AFP

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  • Andre Ayew gave the Black Stars the lead at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo but Jim Allevinah's superb 88th-minute strike earned Gabon a point that leaves them in a strong position to reach the knockout phase.

Ghana's hopes of qualifying for the Africa Cup of Nations last 16 remained in the balance after they conceded a late equaliser to draw 1-1 with Gabon in Yaounde on Friday.
Andre Ayew gave the Black Stars the lead at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo but Jim Allevinah's superb 88th-minute strike earned Gabon a point that leaves them in a strong position to reach the knockout phase.

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