Ghana vs Cape Verde LIVE! AFCON result, match stream and latest updates today

Ghana vs Cape Verde LIVE! AFCON result, match stream and latest updates today

Garry Rodrigues scored a dramatic stoppage-time winner as the Cape Verde Islands beat four-time champions Ghana 2-1 in Group B to continue Sunday's sequence of surprise results at the Africa Cup of Nations finals.

It was the third match of the day in Abidjan and followed Nigeria's draw with Equatorial Guinea in Group A while Egypt needed a last-gasp penalty to draw with Mozambique in the opening Group B match at the Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium.

Cape Verde went ahead in the 17th minute when Dutch-born Rodrigues's shot was parried by Ghana goalkeeper Richard Ofori, falling for Jamiro Monteiro to tuck away from close range.

Ghana equalised 11 minutes into the second half with Alexander Djiku heading home from Jordan Ayew's corner, stooping to get his head to it as the Cape Verde defence failed to clear an innocuous delivery

Ghana vs Cape Verde reaction

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Rodrigues seals win for Cape Verde as Ghana lose AFCON opener

22:17 , Jonathan Gorrie

Garry Rodrigues scored a late winner as Cape Verde inflicted defeat on Ghana in their Africa Cup of Nations opener. Read our full match report here!

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FT: Ghana 1-2 Cape Verde

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It's over! Ghana lose their AFCON opener!

Ghana vs Cape Verde: GOAL! Garry Rodrigues '90

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90 mins: GOAL!

Rodrigues taps into an empty net after Ofori spills a cross!


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89 mins: Rodrigues sees his shot saved in the dying embers!

Ghana vs Cape Verde: Black Stars need a win

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76 mins: While there have been signs of promise to this performance, Hughton could really do with a win.

With Egypt up next, failing to find a winner would put huge pressure on a clash against one of the tournament favourites.


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65 mins: Djiku saves Ghana by closing down Bebe, who had latched onto a loose ball to race down on goal.

Ghana vs Cape Verde: Penalty claim

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64 mins: A flying ball strikes Duarte on the arm following a clearance and the check goes to VAR but nothing is given.


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60 mins: Painstil only inches away from turning Semenyo's driven cross into the net.

Ghana vs Cape Verde: GOAL! Alexander Djiku '55

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55 mins: GOAL!

Djiku nods in Ayew's corner!

Ghana vs Cape Verde: Back underway!

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Here we go!

HT: Ghana 0-1 Cape Verde

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Cape Verde have a slender lead after Ghana see goal ruled out.

Ghana vs Cape Verde: Four minutes added on

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45 mins: Ghana have upped the tempo with their pressing but look vulnerable on the counter.

Ghana vs Cape Verde: CHANCE FOR BLUE SHARKS!

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42 mins: Cabral almost gets in-behind but Dijku was there to block his shot from close range.

Ghana vs Cape Verde: GOAL DISALLOWED!

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38 mins: Königsdörffer was blocking Dias' line of sight, meaning the goal has been ruled out.

Ghana vs Cape Verde: VAR check!

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36 mins: There may have been an offside in the build-up...

Ghana vs Cape Verde: GOAL! Ashimeru '36

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36 mins: GOAL!

Ashimeru's shot from outside the box finds the bottom left corner!

Ghana vs Cape Verde: CHANCE FOR GHANA!

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27 mins: Königsdörffer strikes wide after Mensah's cross. Ghana are growing, though Cape Verde are strong on the counter.

Ghana vs Cape Verde: GOAL!

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18 mins: GOAL!

The Blue Sharks take the lead! Monteiro is there to tap in after Ofori scrambles a shot!

Ghana vs Cape Verde: Black Stars want a penalty

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09 mins: Semenyo turns and is brought down in the box but his appeals are waved away.

Ghana vs Cape Verde: Blue Sharks dominating

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07 mins: Aside from that first burst from Ghana, they cannot get a foot on the ball.

Cape Verde are bossing the game in the opening stages, albeit aren't creating a huge amount with it.

Ghana vs Cape Verde: Good start from the Black Stars

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01 mins: Ashimeru drives into the box from deep but is crowded out eventually.

Painsil almost on the end of the loose ball but the Blue Sharks clear.

Ghana vs Cape Verde: KICK-OFF!

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Away we go!

Ghana vs Cape Verde: A meeting of minds

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Old meets new for Ghana!

Mohammed Kudus: Ghana injury latest

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The West Ham star misses out today.

Confirmed Cape Verde lineup vs Ghana today

19:09 , Jonathan Gorrie

Cape Verde XI: Dias; Moreira, Costa, Lopes, Fernandes, Duarte, Pereria, Alvanrenga; Garca, Correia, Cabral

Subs: Borges, Andrade, Tavers, Rodrigues, Rosa, Fernandes, Duarte, Santos, Afonso, Santos, Teixeria, Silva

Confirmed Ghana lineup vs Cape Verde today

19:08 , Jonathan Gorrie

Ghana XI: Ofori; Odoi, Dijku, Salisu, Mensah; Ashimeru, Baba; Painstil, Konigsdorffer, Ayew; Semenyo

Subs: Seidu, Opoku, Ayew, Bukari, Wollacott, Owusu, Zigi, Amartey, Williams, Samed, Nuamah, Sowah

Ghana vs Cape Verde: Closing in on kick-off

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The stars are starting to arrive!

Ghana vs Cape Verde: Why is Thomas Partey not playing today?

18:38 , Jonathan Gorrie

The Arsenal midfielder has been left out of Chris Hughton's squad due to a thigh injury.

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Ghana vs Cape Verde: Much expected of Mohammed Kudus

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In fine form for West Ham, Mohammed Kudus looks the major player to look out for from a Ghanaian perspective.

The forward was directly involved in half of Ghana’s goals in the qualifiers for this year’s tournament, scoring three times and assisting one.

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Africa Cup of Nations 2023 promises thrills and surprises in most competitive tournament yet

17:46 , Jonathan Gorrie

When every game, every goal in modern football tends to be described as potentially the best ever, the extent to which the last edition of the Africa Cup of Nations was universally recognised as a bit of a dud was almost reassuring.

It began with a round of 12 group matches that brought just 12 goals and finished with only a penalty shootout victory by Senegal sparing us all the mental gymnastics required to hail an Egypt side who scored once in four knockout matches as worthy winners.

Read the full story here!

Ghana vs Cape Verde: Latest odds

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Ghana to win: 17/20

Cape Verde to win: 4/1

Draw: 2/1

Odds via Betfair and subject to change.

Ghana vs Cape Verde: Head to head (h2h) history and results

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Mubarak Wakaso scored both of Ghana's goals in their last meeting with Cape Verde, at the 2013 AFCON.

Ghana wins: 4

Cape Verde wins: 1

Draws: 0

Ghana vs Cape Verde: Score prediction today

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A tight game could be swung by a moment of magic from Ghana's experienced heads.

Ghana to win, 1-0.

Cape Verde team vs Ghana today

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Cape Verde will again rely on veteran defender Stopira, 35, and record cap-holder Ryan Mendes, 34, to lead their charge.

Ghana team news vs Cape Verde today

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Injury worries over West Ham winger Mohammed Kudus have been calmed by his return to training earlier this week.

However, Arsenal's Thomas Partey has been forced to sit AFCON out through injury along with Brighton defender Tariq Lamptey.

Once again, brothers Andre and Jordan Ayew will be key to the Black Stars' hopes while young Lyon forward Ernest Nuamah could be a breakout star.

Ghana vs Cape Verde: TV channel and live stream today

17:31 , Jonathan Gorrie

TV channel: Tonight's game will be shown live on Sky Sports Football in the UK, with coverage beginning at 7:55pm GMT.

Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers can also watch the match live online via the Sky Go app.

Live blog: Follow the contest this evening with Standard Sport’s live match blog.


17:22 , Jonathan Gorrie

Good evening and welcome to Standard Sport's LIVE coverage of Ghana's clash with Cape Verde in the AFCON later today.

Kick-off from the Stade Felix Houphouet-Boigny is at 8pm BST.