Ghana settled for a 1-1 draw with Gabon after conceding a goal from Jim Alvinah two minutes from the end in a turbulent African Nations Cup match on Friday to become the four-time continental champion in trouble.
Three minutes before the end of the match, a player from the Ghana national team fell on the field, and when the “Black Stars” players thought that the Gabon players would take the ball out, the opposing team refused, and the Gabon players managed to score the equalizer.
This behavior angered the Ghana players after the end of the match, and the tense meeting ended in quarrels, and the referee insisted on expelling the Ghanaian player Benjamin Tetteh, who was leaving the field, for punching during the quarrel.
Ghana advanced through Andre Ayew in the 18th minute, before Jim Alvina equalized for Gabon in the 88th minute.
The draw left Ghana with one point from two matches in Group C and they are in danger of being knocked out of the tournament if they do not beat Comoros in their last group game on Tuesday.
On the other hand, Gabon came close to reaching the round of sixteen of the tournament, after raising its score to 4 points in second place, after its victory in the first match over Comoros 1-0, two points behind Morocco, the leader and qualifier to the next round with 6 points.