Senegal sink Ghana in thriller


MALABO — Senegal beat Ghana 2-1 in an electrifying African Cup of Nations Group C opener after substitute Moussa Sow scored a dramatic late winner to complete his team’s comeback yesterday.

Sow drilled in a low shot with almost the last kick of the game in added time after Mame Biram Diouf had cancelled out Andrew Ayew’s first-half penalty for Ghana.

The result was a sour start for former Chelsea boss Avram Grant in his first match in charge of Ghana, with the quadruple former winners now under pressure to advance from the 16-nation tournament’s toughest group.

Ghana: R Brimah, H Afful, B Rahman, A Mohammed, Jona Mensah, D Amartey, M Rabiu, EA Badu, C Atsu, A Ayew, J Ayew

Senegal: Coundoul; S Mbodji, P Djilobodji, P Diop, L Sane, C Kouyate, MB Diouf, D Ndoye, S Badji, I Gueye, P Souare.— SuperSport