Got a TV Licence?

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.

Find out more
I don’t have a TV Licence.

Summary

  1. Ghana in final after winning match marred by crowd trouble
  2. Jordan Ayew & Mubarak Wakaso score twice in the first half
  3. Andre Ayew slots in the third after the break
  4. Ghana face Ivory Coast in the final on Sunday
  5. GET INVOLVED: Who will win Afcon 2015?

Live Reporting

By Gary Rose

All times stated are UK

Get involved

  1. Post update

    Good point Diegwu, time to turn discussion back to football after some ugly scenes tonight.

    Ghana will meet Ivory Coast in Sunday's Africa Cup of Nations final - a repeat of the 1992 one. That, incidentally, is the last time Ivory Coast won the tournament while Avram Grant has not had the best of luck in past finals of cups. Could that be about to change?

    We will be back on Sunday with live text commentary of that game so join us then. For now, goodbye.

  2. Join the debate at #bbcafcon2015

    Diegwu: At last we are gonna have the dream final between #CIV & #Ghana although not with the Golden generation of players.

  3. Post update

    Ghana 3-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Nothing from Avram Grant about the disturbances in the stands, although he did not appear to be asked about them in the clips I have just seen of his interview.

  4. Post update

    Ghana 3-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Ghana coach Avram Grant, speaking to ITV4: "It was not an easy game. Equatorial Guinea stared the game very well. The second half we dominated.

    "I told them at half-time we just needed to play our game and I am happy we did it. I know nobody thought we would do something good at this tournament, but I said to the players it doesn't matter what people say, it matters what we do on the pitch and we have had good games."

  5. Join the debate at #bbcafcon2015

    Anthony Shaw: A sensational and beautiful tournament ruined by hooligans. Some amazing football yet it is the violence people will remember.

  6. Post update

    Ghana 3-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Afcon

    The Ghana players left the field at half-time under the protection of police riot shields as water bottles were thrown on to the pitch.

  7. Post update

    Ghana 3-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Afcon

    Police had to evacuate a tribune during the suspension.

  8. Post update

    Ghana 3-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Afcon

    This is the moment when a helicopter tried to help control the situation after play was suspended.

    Afcon
  9. Post update

    Ghana 3-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Former Africa Cup of Nations winner Efan Ekoku, speaking on ITV4: "The not knowing would have been the worst part for the players. The referee is generally the person who decides what should happen but there were quite a few officials on the pitch and it was not quite clear who was in control."

  10. Join the debate at #bbcafcon2015

    Neal Collins: Perhaps the saddest three minutes of football you'll ever witness.

  11. Post update

    Ghana 3-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Nick Cavell

    BBC World Service

    "Ghana are the deserved winners - it's a shame and impossible to remember any of the goals because we were so caught up in what happened afterwards. We lost about 15 minutes of play and it's shame it ended like it did."

  12. Join the debate at #bbcafcon2015

    Ghana 3-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Football writer Jonathan Wilson: Huge credit to Ghana for keeping their heads.

  13. Post update

    Ghana 3-0 Equatorial Guinea

    There is a smattering of fans in the stands to watch the Ghana players indulge in a bit of dancing. They applaud some of the Ghana supporters who are still inside. Big smiles on the Ghana players' faces, you would not realise we had just had those mad few minutes earlier.

  14. FULL-TIME

    Ghana 3-0 Equatorial Guinea

    That's all we are going to have. The referee blows the whistle after a few, bizarre minutes of keep ball. Ghana are into the Africa Cup of Nations final.

  15. Post update

    Ghana 3-0 Equatorial Guinea

    I have to commend the players for keeping their heads together after that delay. They are carrying on as they were before the suspension with Ghana passing the ball around, looking for a fourth goal.

  16. Join the debate at #bbcafcon2015

    Ghana 3-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Julius Okpei: So we were all thinking the Black Stars will disappoint us again but now, we all in Ghana are praying that we come home safe.

  17. KICK-OFF

    Ghana 3-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Right, confusion over for now. The referee is back in the middle of the pitch, blows his whistle and we are under way. How many minutes to go? That isn't clear yet. We are in the 90th minute anyway.

  18. Post update

    Ghana 3-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Nick Cavell

    BBC World Service in Malabo

    "Everybody is happy to play and the referee wants to play. The referee and players feel it's safe. but it looks like the competition officials want to abandon the match."

  19. Post update

    Ghana 3-0 Equatorial Guinea

    This is utterly bizarre. An official has just called the referee over to the edge of the pitch. It seems he doesn't want play to get back under way just yet and the referee is not letting go of the ball. Odd, just very odd.

  20. Post update

    Ghana 3-0 Equatorial Guinea

    The players look ready to get going again. The referee has the ball in his hands, ready for a drop ball to get us back under way.

  21. Post update

    Ghana 3-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Nick Cavell

    BBC World Service in Malabo

    "Things slowly are calming down and people are moving. It's a real chaotic scene. It looks like the players are getting into position to start again."

  22. Post update

    Ghana 3-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Still Equatorial Guinea and Ghana players wait on the pitch. A couple of officials in suits have just come on, seemingly to assure the players and coaches of the two teams and now the players look to be taking up their positions on the pitch. Are we about to get back under way?

  23. Post update

    Ghana 3-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Steve Crossman

    BBC World Service in Malabo

    "The Ghana fans are marching out of the stadium - it is a sight to behold. There is a big plume of tear gas - the tear gas is spreading to the middle and up towards the back corner. The supporters are diving for cover. It's the clear the authorities have moved in with force. One fan has jumped over the wall and landed on an ambulance - that's a 20 foot drop."

  24. Post update

    Ghana 3-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Steve Crossman

    BBC World Service in Malabo

    "My colleague Nick Cavell has been coughing having felt the effects of tear gas. The situation is more contained than it was but we still have had Ghana fans below us."

  25. Post update

    Ghana 3-0 Equatorial Guinea

    The stands have emptied quite a bit and the situation appears to be much more contained than it was. Both sets of players are still out on the pitch though, with this game having been suspended for almost 30 minutes now.

  26. Join the debate at #bbcafcon2015

    Ghana 3-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Leicester and Ghana player Jeffrey Schlupp: Absolutely embarrassing! Just let us go to the final and win this tournament in peace!

  27. Join the debate at #bbcafcon2015

    Ghana 3-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Alfred Pappa Darkwah: This is incredible absolutely embarrassing, shameful and total madness.why is it always Africa for the wrong reasons

    Jemimah Kwoba: Something has to be done about Hooliganism in football. It's mars the Beautiful game

  28. Post update

    Ghana 3-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Some of the Equatorial Guinea players are over by where those fans have come on to the edge of the pitch. Avram Grant is stood with the officials and his Ghana players in the middle. I'd be surprised if the final few minutes of this game are played out.

  29. Post update

    Ghana 3-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Nick Cavell

    BBC World Service in Malabo

    "I've just seen one chair ripped up and thrown on the running track."

  30. Post update

    Ghana 3-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Despite the disturbances off the pitch, the Ghana players seem in good spirits, some dancing and smiling. They are close to being confirmed as being in the final.

  31. Post update

    Ghana 3-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Steve Crossman

    BBC World Service in Malabo

    "The Ghana fans are where they were - on the running track. The pitch is littered with officials. This is the end of the Africa Cup of Nations for Equatorial Guinea, and something more severe for them."

  32. Post update

    Ghana 3-0 Equatorial Guinea

    It seems the officials and players are still hopeful the final few minutes can continue. The Ghana fans are still stood at one end of the pitch, though, and you imagine nothing can continue until they move away.

  33. Post update

    Ghana 3-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Steve Crossman

    BBC World Service in Malabo

    "The chopper was becoming caught. It's sent things sprawling around and it sent fans sprawling. Chaos in Malabo."

  34. Post update

    Ghana 3-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Steve Crossman

    BBC World Service at Malabo

    "Equatorial Guinea forward Javier Balboa just stood right in the area where the water bottles were coming down to plead with fans."

  35. Post update

    Ghana 3-0 Equatorial Guinea

    The players and officials from both teams are still stood in the middle of the pitch. The coaches of the two teams, Avram Grant and Esteban Becker, shake hands and discuss the situation. It does appear that the stadium is emptying as a helicopter, presumably security, hovers above.

  36. Post update

    Ghana 3-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Nick Cavell

    BBC World Service in Malabo

    "I'm not sure why the Ghana fans felt the need to come down to the running track. They are now cowering as the bottles are raining down on them."

  37. Post update

    Ghana 3-0 Equatorial Guinea

    There is the suggestion that the fans gathered at one end are the Ghana supporters. Why they are there I'm not certain. Everyone seems a little unsure as to how to deal with the situation.

  38. Post update

    Ghana 3-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Nick Cavell

    BBC Sport in Malobo

    "This is absolutely disgusting. The Equatorial Guinea players are trying to calm everyone down but it does not seem to be working."

  39. Post update

    Ghana 3-0 Equatorial Guinea

    This is not pleasant to see. Play is stopped with the players stood in the middle of the pitch as a group of supporters appear to have gathered at one end of pitch. Bottles are still being thrown. Such a shame.

  40. SUBSTITUTION

    Ghana 3-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Frank Acheampong is on for Andre Ayew for the final few minutes for Ghana but play is stopped shortly after his introduction. There appears to be some trouble on the edge of the pitch...

  41. Join the debate at #bbcafcon2015

    Ghana 3-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Dan the Soldier Man: A repeat of the 1992 final it seems, did anything interesting happen then?!

  42. Post update

    Ghana 3-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Equatorial Guinea have rarely threatened to score in this half but they give the home fans a moment of excitement when Ruben Belima crosses towards the far post where Doualla is lurking, but he lashes high and wide.

  43. SUBSTITUTION

    Ghana 3-0 Equatorial Guinea

    With the result in the bag, Ghana boss Avram Grant opts to rest Wakaso Mubarak's tiring legs and brings on Emmanuel Badu for the closing stages.

  44. Post update

    Ghana 3-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Steve Crossman

    BBC World Service in Malabo

    "A cameraman has just been struck by a water bottle and Ghana coach Avram Grant almost got struck by one."

  45. Join the debate at #bbcafcon2015

    Ghana 2-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Peter Mesias Kambala: I foresee Avram Grant losing another final.

  46. GOAL

    Ghana 3-0 Equatorial Guinea - Andre Ayew

    That's it. Game over and Ghana will play in the final. Felipe Ovono races out once again to try and beat Kwesi Appiah to a ball but fails, Appiah then feeds the ball into the path of Andre Ayew, who taps in. He is now joint top scorer at the tournament with three goals.

  47. SUBSTITUTION

    Ghana 2-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Another change for Equatorial Guinea as Ivan Edu goes off, full-back Sipo on his place. His arrival means Ruben Belima will move into an advanced role, but time is running out for the hosts.

  48. Post update

    Ghana 2-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Ghana have a free kick wide left. Is Felipe Ovono going to venture out and take his place in the Equatorial Guinea wall? No, he stays on his goalline as Wakaso Mubarak swings in the free-kick, but the hosts clear.

  49. Post update

    Ghana 2-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Nick Cavell

    BBC World Service in Malabo

    "It's getting a bit messy. We seem to be stopping, shouting and screaming at each other rather than passing and playing football."

  50. YELLOW CARD

    It is all getting a bit niggly as the referee flashes yellows in the direction of Afriyie Acquah and Ivan Edu. Frustrations are bubbling over a little as time ticks away.

  51. YELLOW CARD

    Ghana 2-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Andre Ayew goes for a 50-50 with Kike, referee thinks he goes in too heavy and decides it is worthy of a yellow. Ayew shrugs his shoulders in disbelief.

    Hilarious antics from Felipe Ovono follow as he races out of his area to the right flank to try and clear, he just about gets away with it but is taking sweeper keeper to the extreme.

  52. Join the debate on the BBC Sport Facebook page

    Ghana 2-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Pablo Miguez: Ghana to "do a Germany" and destroy the hosts -who shouldn't have reached semifinals- now.

    Daniel Akwapa: Definitely it is going to be Ghana winning Afcon my lovely country men.

  53. Post update

    Ghana 2-0 Equatorial Guinea

    A lovely one-two ends with Christian Atsu's low cross inside the area being stabbed behind by Diosdado Mbele. Corner to Ghana which Wakaso Mubarak takes, but a foul on the goalkeeper as it is swung in denies Ghana the chance to add a third.

  54. Join the debate at #bbcafcon2015

    Ghana 2-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Tevin O: Man I just want to leave class watching this dumb video when the #blackstars are playing

  55. SUBSTITUTION

    Ghana 2-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Equatorial Guinea coach Esteban Becker decides it is time to mix things up in his attack, taking off Evuy and bringing on 6ft 6ins striker Fabiani Bosio. Can the big man have an impact?

  56. Post update

    Ghana 2-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Nick Cavell

    BBC World Service in Malabo

    "Ivan Edu has not been playing very well today. He needed to have more of a powerful shot."

  57. Post update

    Ghana 2-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Equatorial Guinea quickly go up the other end as Emilio Nsue plays in Ivan Edu, but his angled shot drifts wide. Next goal is going to be crucial.

  58. Post update

    Ghana 2-0 Equatorial Guinea

    That should have been a third! A long ball into the area is headed down in front of goal by Wakaso Mubarak, Andre Ayew and John Boye are there but they can't make the crucial touch to turn the ball home.

  59. Join the debate at #bbcafcon2015

    Ghana 2-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Sarah Morgan: Will Spidey mascot sling web across Ghana goal to prevent Equatorial Guinea? Iceman needed to cool tempers!

    Top work Sarah, top work

  60. Post update

    Ghana 2-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Better from Equatorial Guinea as Emilio Nsue shows good feet to make space for himself on the right, he sends in the cross but it is too deep, Ivan Edu tracks it and keeps the ball in play but he can't beat his marker and the chance is gone.

  61. Post update

    Ghana 2-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Jordan Ayew shows a good turn of pace to break into the area but a smart tackle puts his cross behind for a corner, which comes to nothing.

    Jordan Ayew
  62. Join the debate at #bbcafcon2015

    Ghana 2-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Ghana players

    Allsport.com.gh reporter Godfred Akoto Boafo with a picture taken at half-time: This is how Ghana is getting off the pitch. Embarrasing and sad scenes from what has been a great AFCON

  63. Post update

    Ghana 2-0 Equatorial Guinea

    A couple of players and officials quickly throw the objects off the pitch and play resumes. Hopefully the rest of the half can continue uninterrupted.

  64. Post update

    Ghana 2-0 Equatorial Guinea

    The assistant referee comes on to the pitch as play is briefly stopped, it seems water bottles are still being thrown on to the pitch.

  65. KICK-OFF

    Ghana 2-0 Equatorial Guinea

    And we are indeed back under way...

  66. Post update

    Ghana 2-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Now the Ghana players emerge, Brimah Razak kisses his lucky spiderman figure and puts it by his goal. It looks like we are about to get back under way.

  67. Post update

    Ghana 2-0 Equatorial Guinea

    The Ghanaian substitutes are out, but not the team. Equatorial Guinea's Javier Balboa appears to be appealing to fans to settle down.

  68. Post update

    Ghana 2-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Steve Crossman

    BBC World Service in Malabo

    "Just seen a couple of water bottles thrown down. This is a very serious incident. There are about 10 police either side of the tunnel holding riot shields - almost creating a temporary roof for the players."

  69. Post update

    Ghana 2-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Equatorial Guinea players are back on the pitch, but we are still waiting to see the Ghana players who will perhaps be a bit apprehensive after being pelted by water bottles at half-time.

  70. Join the debate at #bbcafcon2015

    Ghana 2-0 Equatorial Guinea

    DR Congo winger Yannick Bolasie: Kwesi Appiah always a danger

  71. Post update

    Ghana 2-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Ghana

    Disappointing scenes at the end of what was an intriguing first-half of football, Felipe Ovono's daring, possibly foolish, runs off his line ultimately proved costly as he gave away a penalty and from then Equatorial Guinea just fell apart.

    Ghana shaded possession and had more shots, so just about had the better of the half, but the hosts were very much in it until those mad final few minutes.

    What does the second half have in store for us?

  72. Join the debate at #bbcafcon2015

    Ghana 2-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Myles: Ghana should just control the game now and be tough these Guineans are looking feisty

  73. Post update

    Ghana 2-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Steve Crossman

    BBC World Service in Malabo

    "There are more bottles being pelted off the pitch, the referee is being pelted. Water bottles are flying all over the place. The home fans have reached fever pitch - nobody wants to see this. They are being escorted off with the help of riot shields."

  74. HALF-TIME

    Ghana 2-0 Equatorial Guinea

    What a devastating couple of minutes at the end of that half. The Ghana players are still out on the pitch as they are unable to make their way down the tunnel, with bottles being thrown on to the pitch from the stands. Eventually they have to hide under riot shields as they are escorted off the pitch. Mad scenes.

  75. Post update

    Ghana 2-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Nick Cavell

    BBC World Service in Malabo

    "Wakaso Mubarak's first reaction after he scored was to run to coach Avram Grant. He took the pass, controlled it and finished in the keeper's bottom left."

  76. GOAL

    Ghana 2-0 Equatorial Guinea - Wakaso Mubarak

    Equatorial Guinea's pursuit of an equaliser leaves them exposed at the back and Ghana take full advantage, breaking on a quick counter which ends with Christian Atsu squaring for the unmarked Wakaso Mubarak, who swipes home from the middle of the area. Game over already?

    Wakaso Mubarak
  77. YELLOW CARD

    Ghana 1-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Ghana's Harrison Afful picks up an unnecessary yellow as he takes the legs of Javier Balboa just as two minutes of stoppage time is announced. Equatorial Guinea are on the hunt for a quick equaliser...

  78. Post update

    Ghana 1-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Nick Cavell

    BBC World Service in Malabo

    "There were bottles being thrown on to the pitch and the dugout after the referee prevented the Equatorial Guinea players for taking a quick restart."

  79. Post update

    Ghana 1-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Equatorial Guinea want to get the game back under way quickly but are a little too quick as they kick-off while Ghana players are still celebrating. The referee blows his whistle, telling the hosts to wait until his say so. We are, eventually, back under way.

  80. Post update

    Ghana 1-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Nick Cavell

    BBC World Service in Malabo

    "The Ghanaians are signing and dancing, but the rest of the stadium is almost silent."

  81. GOAL

    Ghana 1-0 Equatorial Guinea - Jordan Ayew pen

    Jordan Ayew, in the side for the injured Asomoah Gyan, calmly rolls the penalty into the net. Advantage Ghana with just minutes to go before half time.

    Jordan Ayew
  82. PENALTY TO GHANA

    Ghana 0-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Felipe Ovono has been no stranger to racing off his line and it could prove costly now, he fouls Kwesi Appiah in the area, penalty and a yellow card for the Equatorial Guinea goalkeeper...

  83. YELLOW CARD

    Ghana 0-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Evuy lazily challenges Jonathan Mensah on the left flank, his hands are all over him as he stops him chasing the ball, and the referee awards the free kick while showing Evuy the yellow card. Probably job done as far as Evuy is concerned, as Ghana waste the free-kick. Goalless at half-time written all over this one.

  84. Post update

    Ghana 0-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Ghana keeper Brimah Razak has his gloves warmed for the first time by Emilio Nsue's shot, but the whistle had already gone for an earlier foul.

  85. Join the debate at #bbcafcon2015

    Ghana 0-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Mamadi Sirleaf: Whether it's EQGUI or GH reaching the final tonight, one thing clear is that Hervé Renard's CIV will be afcon champ on Sunday.

  86. Post update

    Ghana 0-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Ghana players

    Ghana have struggled to get beyond this stage in recent years, is that playing a part in their nervous start to this game? Still waiting for either keeper to be really tested.

  87. CLOSE!

    Ghana 0-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Half a chance for Ghana as Christian Atsu, wide right, spots Wakasu Mubarak unmarked on the edge of the area. Atsu feeds the ball quickly to Mubarak, but he drags his shot wide.

    Christian Atsu
  88. Post update

    Ghana 0-0 Equatorial Guinea

    It is all quite tense on the pitch at the moment, while there is a sense of anxiety among the crowd. It feels like it will take an error to produce the opening goal, but who will slip up first?

  89. Post update

    Ghana 0-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Nick Cavell

    BBC World Service in Malabo

    "I think Mubarak Wakaso looked like he fell over, Ivan Edu was clean through then screamed at the referee's decision."

  90. Post update

    Ghana 0-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Ohhh big call by the referee. Ivan Edu dives in on Mubarak Wakaso and steals possession before racing off towards goal. Wakaso is left as an embarrassed heap on the floor but his blushes are spared as the referee gives Ghana a free-kick. Edu is fuming.

  91. Post update

    Ghana 0-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Steve Crossman

    BBC World Service in Malabo

    "Just wonder if Equatorial Guinea keeper Felipe Ovono is going to get one of those wrong."

  92. Post update

    Ghana 0-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Felipe Ovono is definitely not adverse to racing off his line and he is at it again, it is a wise move as he gets to Kwesi Appiah's through ball ahead of Christian Atsu.

  93. YELLOW CARD

    Ghana 0-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Baba Rahman is swiftly in the thick of things as he clips a delicate ball for Andre Ayew just inside the area, he waits for it to bounce kindly but is unaware of Felipe Ovono charging out the goal to belt the ball clear. It starts a counter with Kike charging away, until Wakasu Mubarak knocks him to the ground. Yellow card.

  94. Post update

    Ghana 0-0 Equatorial Guinea

    A stoppage in play as Ghana's Baba Rahman is on the receiving end of a crunching slide tackle by Kike. The referee halts the action to be safe, but he is quickly back up and running it off.

  95. Join the debate at #bbcafcon2015

    Ghana 0-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Michael Blighe: As much as it would be wonderful for Eq Guinea to make the final, we know that Ghana v Ivory Coast would be a better match-up!

  96. Post update

    Ghana 0-0 Equatorial Guinea

    After a bright first few minutes for Ghana it has opened up a bit now and to Equatorial Guinea's credit they have had some good attacking moments. Nervousness in the final third is letting them down, though.

  97. Post update

    Ghana 0-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Nick Cavell

    BBC World Service in Malabo

    "The cross was brilliant. Iban Edu slipped at the wrong moment. Equatorial Guinea created first opportunity of the match."

  98. Post update

    Ghana 0-0 Equatorial Guinea

    This is better though. Kiki crosses low from the right and a defender makes a mess of his clearance, scooping the ball up into the air and it falls to Javier Balboa, who cannot deliver the knockout blow...

  99. Post update

    Ghana 0-0 Equatorial Guinea

    A chance for Equatorial Guinea now as Emilio Nsue is wrestled to the ground midway inside the Ghana half, earning his side a free-kick. It is taken quickly to Ruben Belima, who gets all excited and tries an audacious, shot/cross but it is well, well wide.

  100. Join the debate at #bbcafcon2015

    Ghana 0-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Nene Odonkor: Ghana has never won a game with Andre Ayew as captain. Will that change today?

  101. Post update

    Ghana 0-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Ghana, in all white, start strongly and force a nervy moment out of Felipe Ovono in the Equatorial Guinea goal as he races out to punch away Mubarak Wakaso's free-kick. The clearance lacks conviction and could have gone anywhere, but luckily for the hosts they are able to get to the loose ball before Ghana.

  102. Post update

    Ghana 0-0 Equatorial Guinea

    Nick Cavell

    BBC World Service in Malabo

    "I was concerned for the match because this place was less than half full earlier, but the only empty seats are the ones at the back."

  103. Post update

    Ghana 0-0 Equatorial Guinea

    The referee checks everyone is where they should be, wise given Ivory Coast's Serge Aurier wandered out almost two minutes after the start of the second half in yesterday's semi-final, and we are under way.

  104. Post update

    Ghana v Equatorial Guinea (19:00 GMT)

    Steve Crossman

    BBC World Service in Malabo

    "What a reception for the Equatorial Guinea national anthem."

  105. Post update

    Ghana v Equatorial Guinea (19:00 GMT)

    Meanwhile, the Equatorial Guinea national anthem is greeted by huge cheers from the home fans, who are enthusiastically clapping massive inflatable hands. Lot's of noise in the Estadio de Malabo, making for a cracking atmosphere.

  106. Post update

    Ghana v Equatorial Guinea (19:00 GMT)

    Out the two teams stroll on to the pitch before lining up for the national anthems. Plenty of bright colours in the Ghana end of the stadium, as well comedy oversized sunglasses. Not long until kick-off.

  107. Post update

    Ghana v Equatorial Guinea (19:00 GMT)

    The two teams are lined up in the tunnel waiting to head out, Ghana goalkeeper Brimah Razak is clutching a spiderman figure, possibly for luck.

  108. Post update

    Ghana v Equatorial Guinea (19:00 GMT)

    Steve Crossman

    BBC World Service in Malabo

    "The man to come into the Ghana team is striker Jordan Ayew. Coach Avram Grant said 'the fans must respect him' because he's not been all that popular so far."

  109. Post update

    Ghana v Equatorial Guinea (19:00 GMT)

    Ghana assistant manager Maxwell Konadu: "At this stage we're not thinking about cups. This is very, very important. At this stage we're at right now we just have to think about Equatorial Guinea.

    "I have had many people calling me, talking about the title, saying that it was already won and that Ghana were champions. I told them that we can't think about that before the final is played. My boss [Avram Grant] has told me we don't think about cups now."

  110. Post update

    Ghana v Equatorial Guinea (19:00 GMT)

    "It will be difficult to win the Cup of Nations, but I pray to still win it," says Argentine coach Esteban Becker, who led Equatorial Guinea to the 2012 African women's title.

    "We like the challenge, we are hungry to win. We are a young team, a team for the future. We have at least 10 top young players, but we want to take it one step at a time."

  111. Post update

    Ghana v Equatorial Guinea (19:00 GMT)

    Ghana fan

    The Estadio de Malabo is filling up nicely as the players complete their pre-match warm-ups. Equatorial Guinea are not particularly chuffed to be playing there, though, having performed so well in Bata, where they have not lost an international game.

    In contrast, they have bad memories of playing in Malabo, having been thumped 3-0 by the Ivory Coast there three years ago in the quarter-finals.

    Will they make amends against Ghana tonight?

  112. Post update

    Ghana v Equatorial Guinea (19:00 GMT)

    Ghana forward Andre Ayew

    BBC's Oluwashina Okeleji: Andre Ayew has been involved in more goals than any player at Afcon 2015 (Four, scoring two and assisting two).

  113. Join the debate on the BBC Sport Facebook page

    Ghana v Equatorial Guinea (19:00 GMT)

    Azeb Tola: Equatorial Guinea is here by miracle ,let Ghana beat them and face Ivory Coast.I know the Ivorian are ready to be champions.

    Alfred Savias Malabo: Herve Renard [Ivory Coast coach] will lift the trophy

  114. Ghana's path to the semi-final

    Ghana v Equatorial Guinea (19:00 GMT)

    Ghana

    If the host nation's passage to the semi-final was controversial, the Black Stars' qualification was most convincing as they dumped out Guinea 3-0 in the quarter-final.

    Four-time winners Ghana lost their opening-match 2-1 to Senegal but have improved since then, beating Algeria, South Africa and Guinea.

    They are, perhaps unsurprisingly, heavy favourites to win tonight.

  115. Join the debate at #bbcafcon2015

    Ghana v Equatorial Guinea (19:00 GMT)

    Dr. Eke Eghosa Paul: Ghana will win 2-0 to set up a titanic clash with Ivory Coast in the finals; you heard it here first!

  116. Post update

    Ghana v Equatorial Guinea (19:00 GMT)

    Africa Cup of Nations

    One man who will be hoping to keep a relatively low profile tonight is Eric Otogo. The Gabon official is the referee for this game and will be in the spotlight after controversial scenes marred Equatorial Guinea's last-eight tie with Tunisia.

    A controversial penalty decision in the dying minutes by Mauritian referee Rajindraparsad Seechurn turned the tide in favour of Equatorial Guinea against Tunisia. Javier Balboa converted the penalty and scored again in extra-time to give the host nation a shock 2-1 victory.

    Seechurn had to be protected by riot police at full-time as he was chased down the tunnel by some fuming Tunisia players.

    Let's hope for no such shenanigans this time, eh?

  117. Ghana has the power

    Ghana v Equatorial Guinea (19:00 GMT)

    Power

    How big is this game in Ghana? Big. Like, buy electricity from a neighbouring country big.

    To ensure no-one's televisions cut out during the game, Ghana has reportedly bought 80 megawatts of power from Ivory Coast to ensure constant power throughout the evening.

    Wouldn't it be just their luck if the floodlights went out in the stadium instead...

  118. Team news

    Ghana v Equatorial Guinea (19:00 GMT)

    Ghana very kindly named their starting XI hours before kick-off, and the big news for them is that captain Asamoah Gyan is out after suffering an abdominal injury late in the quarter-final. As a result Jordan Ayew partners Kwesi Appiah, who plays for Cambridge United, in attack.

    Striker Javier Balboa, who scored twice to see off Tunisia in their quarter-final, starts for Equatorial Guinea.

    Ghana starting XI: Brimah, Afful, Rahman, Mensah, Boye, Wakaso, Acquah, Ayew, Atsu, Ayew, Appiah.

    Equatorial Guinea starting XI: Ovono, Vazquez Evuy, Mbele, Da Gracia Gomes, Belima, Senobua, Ellong, Zarandona Esono, Balboa, Nsue Lopez, Edu.

  119. Join the debate at #bbcafcon2015

    Ghana v Equatorial Guinea (19:00 GMT)

    Vera Kwakofi: So I'm trying to rediscover my inner patriotic #Ghanaian for #GHA vs #EQ #GUI today and failing - the struggle is real

  120. Join the debate at #bbcafcon2015

    Simple question then, can Equatorial Guinea go all the way?

    If not, who do you think will win the Africa Cup of Nations and why? Let us know via #bbcafcon2015 or, if you are in the UK, text in on 81111.

  121. Post update

    Ghana v Equatorial Guinea (19:00 GMT)

    Euro 1992

    So are Equatorial Guinea Denmark 1992 in disguise? Coach Esteban Becker thinks so.

    Denmark received the call to compete in that year's European Championship after Yugoslavia were barred because of the developing Balkan crisis.

    "I have shown my players a video - when there was the war in the Balkans in the early 1990s, and they played the European Championship," says Becker. "Denmark weren't originally in the competition - they were on holiday - but after replacing Yugoslavia, they finished champions of Europe.

    "A month ago, we were on holiday and now we're here - that's why I say we're like Denmark in 1992."

  122. Join the debate at #bbcafcon2015

    Ghana v Equatorial Guinea (19:00 GMT)

    Festus Abrah-Yeboah: Ghana will hopefully place Eq Guinea where they belong to spark a memorable final with Ghana.....a repeat of 1992 final

  123. Post update

    Ghana v Equatorial Guinea (19:00 GMT)

    Hello and welcome to our coverage of the second Africa Cup of Nations semi-final.

    We are right at the business end of the tournament, with Ivory Coast awaiting one of hosts Equatorial Guinea or Ghana in Sunday's final.

    Ghana are in familiar territory, having made it to this stage for the fifth time in a row, but they have only reached the final once in this run. Equatorial Guinea, meanwhile, are in new territory with this being their first semi-final in only their second-ever Nations appearance.

    Can the new kids on the block upset the odds and beat the semi-final stalwarts?

  124. Doing a Denmark?

    "I should have put in a new kitchen but then we were called away to play in Sweden."

    Kitchen

    Eleven days before the start of Euro 1992, Denmark coach Richard Moller Nielsen was cracking on with his summer chores after the Danish national team had failed to qualify for the tournament.

    But kitchen decorating was put on hold as Denmark were given a last-minute invitation to replace Yugoslavia and join Europe's elite, paving the way for them to become unlikely champions of Europe.

    Denmark

    The similarities between Denmark's situation and Equatorial Guinea's - who were called up as last-minute hosts for this year's Africa Cup of Nations - are striking.

    Equatorial Guinea

    Could they be about to 'do' a Denmark?