Ghana football team has beaten Equatorial Guinea in the second semi-final of Orange Africa cup of nations. Winning this semifinal Ghana has reached to the final of 2015 Africa cup of nations in which they’ll face Ivory Coast on 8 February at Estadio de Bata. Ghana beat hosts by 3-0 score to make it through finals.
It wasn’t easy semi-final as lots of controversy took place in the game. Once again the center of point was penalty. In the 42nd minute of game referee gave penalty to Ghana and Jordan Ayew scored the first goal of match. As Ghana took lead, home side fans lost their control and start to throw bottles and other things on the bench of Ghana camp.
Equatorial Guinea supporters didn’t get calm and they were just protesting hard. To make them calm and took situation under control a helicopter was also flew to handle the situation around the stadium. The second half was delayed due to such kind of activities. Riot police protected Ghana players from the protestors.
Emilio Nsue, Equatorial captain appealed to the supporter through microphone to stay calm. He also said sorry to Ghana fans and players after the game. Nsue said, “Ghana played very well. I’ve never played in front of anything like that and I’d like to say sorry on behalf of my team. It was an odd experience — one I’ve never felt before.”
This was the second controversy in past one week where given penalty was protested. Wakaso Mubarak scored goal in 45th minute whereas Andre Ayew hit goal in 75th minute. The match was in the favor of Ghana as they were leading with 3-0. Now again home side fans came to action and in the 82nd minute they started to protest again.
Game was stopped and after so much saying Confederation of African Football called off the match and announced Ghana has reached to the final of AFCON tournament.