Ghana completed a 3-0 win to reach Sunday’s final against Ivory Coast although the Africa Cup of Nations semi-final against hosts Equatorial Guinea was halted for 30 minutes because of crowd trouble in Malabo. Ghana fans massed behind a goal after 82 minutes of the game to seek refuge from missiles being thrown at them.
Bottles rained down as police battled to gain control, while a helicopter hovered over the stadium. The Black Stars had taken a 2-0 lead into half-time, having opened the scoring when Jordan Ayew dispatched a penalty after Kwesi Appiah had been fouled by keeper Felipe Ovono. They doubled their lead when Mubarak Wakaso drilled home following a counter-attack. At the end of the first period, crowd unrest was already evident, with the Ghana players shielded by police in riot gear as they left the pitch.