Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will miss Gabon as he plays Ghana tonight.
The former Arsenal captain is reported to be suffering from heart problems after recovering from Covid.
Gabon started the Africa Cup of Nations with a 1-0 victory over Comoros.
Meanwhile, Ghana were defeated 1-0 by Morocco, so they will be in dire need of victory.
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Eleventh Gabon: ammonium; Oyono, Ecuele Manga, Assoumou, Obiang; Kanga, Ngoli and Boko; Bwanga, Ochanga; the love.
Ghana eleventh: Woolacott. Kira, Amarty; Djeko, Rahman; Party Papa Solmana, De Keri, Andre Ayew; Jordan Ayew.
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45- Gabon 0-1 Ghana
Kanga was booked after the challenge on JIU.
The winger comes down holding his knee but is looking to keep playing.
43. Gabon 0-1 Ghana
Bouanga lines up a free kick from about 35 yards.
Looks like he’s about to send the ball into the penalty area but decides to strike and his effort was comfortably saved by Woolacott.
36. Gabon 0-1 Ghana
Barty will then receive a yellow card.
Gabon takes a free kick after pulling midfielder Boko to the ground.
29. Gabon 0-1 Ghana
Gabon rushes forward and finds the ball Obiang on the left.
He made a difficult pass inside the penalty area, but Amarty slips away again.
The Panthers create chances but lack efficiency in front of goal.
24. Gabon 0-1 Ghana
Manga receives the first booking in the match for a challenge on A.Ayew.
Neither team has had a chance since the goal.
Gabon is just trying to keep control for now.
20. Gabon 0-1 Ghana
Ayo receives the ball in the middle of the field before making a big turn and shooting from 25 yards.
His low effort veers into the lower left corner and overtakes the helpless Ammonom.
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What an ending from Andre Ayew!!!
15. Gabon 0-0 Ghana
JIU breaks forward down the right before sending a low cross into the penalty area but Ammonom catches the ball and pushes it wide.
A promising start from both sides.
12. Gabon 0-0 Ghana
Ghana is starting to develop in the game, but Gabon is not making it easy.
The Black Stars rush forward but their offensive attempts are hampered by the Panthers.
6. Gabon 0-0 Ghana
Ghana looks very tense in defence.
Gabon keeps its opponents in the back.
The Panthers almost benefit when Manga shoots from close range into the penalty area, but the ball is deflected back for a corner.
2. Gabon 0-0 Ghana
Gabon came out with all its guns blazing for the first time.
They didn’t hesitate to drive straight towards goal as Kanga crossed the ball into the penalty area, but Amartey does his best to clear the ball.
Great start from the panthers.
Ghana lead us to launch!
The difference is out
The difference is on the field.
National anthems were sung.
Departure is only minutes away.
Elsewhere in the group
Morocco managed to reach the playoffs after beating Comoros earlier in the day.
Goals by Salim Amelallah and Zakaria Abu Khalil made it 2-0.
Aubameyang is not in the team tonight.
The striker has resumed his full training after recovering from Covid but is not yet fully fit.
Alex Mokito Musonda, Jim Alvinah, Ulrike Anime Ella, Anthony Mfa Mizui, Junior Nobi Futsu, Fahad Richard Ndzingi Mobeti, Donald Nze, David Sambisa, Medwin Petegui, Yannis Clarence Ngakuto-Yabende.
Gabon starts with a 3-5-2 formation.
Abdel-Manaf Noureddine, Philomon Bavour, Jonathan Mensah, Edmund Addo, Abdel-Fatawa Isahako, Lawrence Atti Ziggy, Richmond Bouake, Gideon Mensah, Joseph Pantsil, Samuel Oso, Benjamin Tetteh, Abdel-Momen.
Ghana starts with a 4-3-3 formation.
Gabon’s starting line-up
Jean-Noel Amunome starts in goal with Junior Assumu, Bruno Ekol Manga and Anthony Oyono in defence.
Johan Obiang, Gilor Kanga, André Bijou-Bucco, Serge-Junior Martinson Ngoali and Luis Amika Ochanga.
Aaron Bubandza and Denis Bwanga lead the line
Ghana’s starting line-up
Joe Woolacott starts in goal with Andy Yadom, Daniel Amarty, Alexandre Dzeko and Baba Rahman in defense.
The midfield consists of Idrissou Baba, Thomas Partey and Daniel Kofi Keri.
Jordan Ayew starts on the right with Kamaluddin Suleiman on the left and Andre Ayew at the front.
A victory for Gabon this evening will secure its place in the playoffs.
Ghana needs to get all three points from this match if they want to advance to the knockout stages, defeat would put them at greater risk of disqualification.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is expected to return to the team after recovering from Covid.
He will face fellow Arsenal player Thomas Partey who is expected to start in the Ghana midfield.
No injuries were reported and the two teams are expected to have a full squad available to choose.
Welcome to the Gabon vs Ghana match
Good evening and welcome to SunSport’s coverage of the Africa Cup of Nations match between Gabon and Ghana.
These two teams sit on opposite sides of the group with Gabon at the top with three points and Ghana at the bottom with zero.
Gabon won its first match of the tournament over Comoros 1-0.
Ghana lost its first match with one goal to zero against Morocco.