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By ESPN Staff
2 days ago

Highlights: Ghana 1-0 Algeria

An injury-time winner from Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan has ignited his country's Africa Cup of Nations hopes as they beat Group C rivals Algeria 1-0 in Mongomo.

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Asamoah Gyan's late winner keeps hope alive for Ghana

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Asamoah Gyan's late winner saw Ghana retain their hopes of advancing from Group C.

Asamoah Gyan gave Ghana an African Nations Cup lifeline with a stoppage-time winner against Algeria in Mongomo.

Avram Grant's Black Stars knew victory was vital after an opening defeat to Senegal in Group C, but the four-time winners looked as if they were coming up short before Gyan showed his predatory instincts with virtually the last kick of the game.

Gyan, back in the starting line-up after a bout of malaria, burst on to a long diagonal ball from substitute Mubarak Wakaso and, under pressure...

By ESPN Staff
6 days ago

Highlights: Ghana 1-2 Senegal

Senegal opened their African Nations Cup campaign with a dramatic late winner against Ghana in Group C.

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 By Sam Crocker

Asamoah Gyan illness leaves Ghana boss Grant with selection headache

Ghana look set to begin their African Nations Cups campaign without captain Asamoah Gyan, who has been hospitalised with malaria.
Ghana boss Avram Grant says captain Asamoah Gyan may not play against Senegal in Monday's Africa Cup of Nations Group C opener.
Ghana international Christian Atsu has thrown his support behind head coach Avram Grant, insisting the Israeli is the right man to drive the Black Stars forward.

As Asamoah Gyan was rushed to a hospital to deal with an unexpected bout of malaria, it confirmed a tough start to Avram Grant's life as Ghana manager, only a month into the job and having managed them only once in a competitive game.

Confirmed to have a "mild bout" of the tropical disease, Gyan travelled with the team to their first game -- a 2-1 loss against Senegal -- sitting on the bench but not listed in the squad list. Catching it at an "early stage," it bodes well for the Black Stars, though...

 By Nick Ames

Senegal lay out their trophy credentials by stunning Ghana

Senegal opened their African Nations Cup campaign with a dramatic late winner against Ghana in Group C.

MONGOMO, Equatorial Guinea -- Moussa Sow's injury-time goal gave Senegal a stunning 2-1 win over Avram Grant's Ghana in the opening game of Group C at the 2015 African Nations Cup. Here are three quick points on Tuesday's game.

1. Senegal must now be taken seriously

Senegal have been tipped as a sneaky bet to win this tournament by some, and it's not hard to see why. Alain Giresse has put their house in order and they conceded only once in qualifying; in attack, they are able to call upon an...