20 January 2013

Ghana/Congo-Kinshasa: Analysis of the 1st Match of the Day - Ghana Vs. DR Congo

The drought for a goal in the Afcon 2013 has finally ended with the presence of Ghana - the Blach Stars of Ghana.

FULL TIME: GHANA 2-2 CONGO DR. What a comeback from Claude Le Roy's who deservedly wrestled back a point from their opening Group B encounter. The Black Stars on the other hand will be less thrilled with the outcome having surrendered a two goal lead.

So we finally have the opening goals in this years African Cup of Nations and we've had all the excitement, flair and creativity that yesterday's opening round of fixtures lacked. And do you know what the best part is? There's yet more action this evening!

The first goal of the tournament had a distinctly Italian flavour to it as both the architect and the beneficiary play their football in Serie A. Badu is currently on the books at Udinese while Asamoah is at Juventus.

What can we expect from the second half then? After finally seeing the tournament's inaugural goal then hopefully they'll be plenty more to follow. Let the floodgates open!

Match Statistics

Ghana DR Congo

50% possession 50%

12(8) shots (on goal) 11(3)

12 fouls 12

7 corner kicks 7

3 off-sides 2

4 saves 7

2 yellow cards -

- red cards -

42" Yellow card - Albert Adomah , who receives the first booking of the match for a poor challenge on Issama

40" Agyeman Badu scores for Ghana. Kwadwo Asamoah plays a fantastic one-two with Gyan to split the Congo DR defence wide open and he puts the ball across goal for Badu to stick out a leg and produce the first goal of the tournament.

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