Ghana Reach AFCON Final Amidst Crowd Troubles

Crowd trouble forced a 30-minute interruption of the Africa Cup of Nations semi-final between Ghana and Equatorial Guinea.
Ghana fans massed behind a goal after 82 minutes of the match as they appeared to seek refuge from missiles that were being thrown at them.
Bottles rained down as police battled to gain control, while a helicopter hovered over the stadium in Malabo.
Play resumed for three minutes as Ghana completed a 3-0 win to reach the final.
However, the match will not be remembered for Ghana’s victory, which came about through goals from Jordan Ayew, Mubarak Wakaso and Andre Ayew.
The Black Stars will now go on to play Ivory Coast in Sunday’s final.
Ghana took a 2-0 lead into half-time, having opened the scoring when Jordan Ayew dispatched a penalty after Kwesi Appiah had been fouled by keeper Felipe Ovono and doubled their lead when Wakaso drilled home following a counter-attack.
At the end of the first period crowd unrest was already evident as Ghana’s players needed to be shielded by police in riot gear as they left the pitch.
Andre Ayew tapped in Ghana’s third goal on 75 minutes and then with only eight minutes of the match remaining, the Ghana fans were forced from the stands and stood in the area behind a goal for their own safety.

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