PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG is out for Gabon as they face Ghana tonight.
The former Arsenal skipper is reportedly suffering from heart problems following his recovery from Covid.
Gabon commenced their AFCON with a 1-0 win over Comoros.
Meanwhile Ghana were beaten 1-0 by Morocco so will be desperate to pick up a victory.
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Gabon XI: Amonome; Oyono, Ecuele Manga, Assoumou, Obiang; Kanga, Ngouali, Poko; Bouanga, Autchanga; Boupendza.
Ghana XI: Wollacott; A.Kyereh, Amartey, Djiku, Rahman; Baba, Partey; Sulemana, D.Kyereh, Andre Ayew; Jordan Ayew.
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71. Gabon 0-1 Ghana
Kanga strikes from distance but his effort is comfortably saved by Wollacott.
Gabon continue to press.
67. Gabon 0-1 Ghana
Gabon make another substitution
Martinsson Ngouali is replaced by Uneme Ella.
65. Gabon 0-1 Ghana
Ghana make another substitution.
Baba is replaced by Paintsil.
62. Gabon 0-1 Ghana
Gabon are throwing everything at their opposition right now.
The Panthers drive down the left before the ball is sent into the box.
Djiku gets a touch on it but it falls to Obiang whose strike is headed clear by Rahman.
60. Gabon 0-1 Ghana
Ghana make their first substitution of the night.
Sulemana is replaced by Addo.
59. Gabon 0-1 Ghana
Gabon come close to equalising as the ball is sent over to Allevinah.
The striker attempts to get a touch on it but Amonome does well to come out and claim.
57. Gabon 0-1 Ghana
There is a brief pause in play as Yiadom is treated for an injury.
The defender is set to play on.
52. Gabon 0-1 Ghana
Gabon make the first change of the night.
Allevinah replaces Bouanga, who is evidently not happy about being substituted.
46. Gabon 0-1 Ghana
Gabon create the first opportunity of the half.
Obiang sends a cross into the box which is headed behind by Djiku.
Kick Off – Gabon 0-1 Ghana
Gabon get us underway for the second half.
Neither side have made any changes so far.
Half Time – Gabon 0-1 Ghana
Gabon have released a statement about Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The striker is out of the squad as a precaution due to “cardiac lesions”.
Half Time – Gabon 0-1 Ghana
A.Ayew’s fantastic strike is all that separates these two sides going into the second half.
The game has been fairly even so far and could still go either way.
45. Gabon 0-1 Ghana
Kanga is booked following a challenge on J.Ayew.
The winger goes down clutching his knee but looks to play on.
43. Gabon 0-1 Ghana
Bouanga lines up a free kick from around 35 yards out.
It looks like he’s about to send the ball into the box but decides to strike and his effort is saved comfortably by Wollacott.
36. Gabon 0-1 Ghana
Partey is next to be shown a yellow card.
Gabon have a free kick after the midfielder pulls Poko to the ground.
29. Gabon 0-1 Ghana
Gabon break forward and the ball finds Obiang on the left.
He hits a hard pass into the box but Amartey clears away once again.
The Panthers are creating the opportunities but are lacking efficiency in front of goal.
24. Gabon 0-1 Ghana
Manga receives the first booking on the game for a challenge on A.Ayew.
Neither side have had a chance since the goal.
Gabon are just trying to keep possession at the moment.
20. Gabon 0-1 Ghana
A.Ayew receives the ball in the middle of the pitch before making a great turn and striking from 25 yards out.
His low driven effort swerves into the bottom left corner and past a helpless Amonome.
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What a finish from Andre Ayew!!!
15. Gabon 0-0 Ghana
J.Ayew breaks forward down the right before sending a low cross into the box but Amonome gets a hand on the ball and pushes it clear.
A promising start from both sides.
12. Gabon 0-0 Ghana
Ghana are beginning to grow into the game, but Gabon are not making it easy.
The Black Stars push forward but their attacking attempts are broken down by the Panthers.
6. Gabon 0-0 Ghana
Ghana are looking very nervous in defence.
Gabon are keeping their opponents on the back foot.
The Panthers almost take the advantage as Manga strikes from close range in the box, but the ball is deflected behind for a corner.
2. Gabon 0-0 Ghana
Gabon have come out all guns blazing for the first.
They make no hesitation in driving straight towards goal as Kanga crosses the ball into the box, but Amartey does well to clear away.
A great start from the Panthers.
Ghana get us underway!
The teams are out
The teams are on the pitch.
The national anthems have been sung.
Kick off is just minutes away.