Gabon 1-1 Ghana: Brawl erupts following heated draw at Africa Cup of Nations

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Ghana failed to get their Africa Cup of Nations campaign off and running on Friday night.

Having lost their opener against Morocco, a 1-1 draw with Gabon leaves one of the powerhouses - albeit a team famous for falling at the final hurdle in a footballing sense - without a win.

Captain Andre Ayew blasted home a superb left-foot shot for an 18th minute lead but the result leaves them with one point from two Group C matches and in danger of elimination from the AFCON if they do not win their last game against Comoros next Tuesday.

A testy encounter ended in scuffles and a red card for Ghana’s Benjamin Tetteh for his part in the post-match punch up.

Gabon were not allowed to field captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who although out of COVID-19 isolation was not allowed to play by the Confederation of African Football.

Additional reporting from Reuters

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