18 min – It has become scrappy now, to be honest. Niger are lacking in invention and structure, while Ghana seem quietly confident after their goal and are not really showing any kind of urgency.
16 minI am hearing of another goal in Durban. Mali have just equalised against DR Congo. It is now 1-1 in that match.
15 minWe have played 15 minutes in this game and it is Ghana who lead 1-0. Niger have had a goal disallowed that should probably have stood.
11 minNiger are not getting intimidated, I have to say. They are taking the game to their more illustrious opponents at the moment despite being 1-0 down.
10 minGOAL RULED OUT! Niger have the ball inside the Ghana goal but their striker has been ruled out! Koffi Dan Kowa turns the ball into the net but Moussa Maazou is adjudged to have committed a foul in the buildup.
9 minGhana should be now be confident than they were at the start of the match, now that they are 1-0 ahead. A draw will still be good for the Black Stars to progress to the quarter-finals.
7 minWonderful goal from Asamoah Gyan to put Ghana 1-0 up against Niger. Albert Adomah provides a good ball from the right that Gyan slots in from close range.
6 minGOAL! Niger 0-1 Ghana (Gyan)
4 minThere has been an early goal in the other game in this group. DR Congo are leading Mali 1-0, thanks to Robert Kidiaba’s penalty.
2 minIt has been a slow-ish start to the game in a stadium that has quite a number of empty seats. I would have thought that there would be more spectators for today’s game.
0 minAnd the game is underway…
Courtesy: Goal.com and sportsmole