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LIVE UPDATE: Ghana 0 vs 0 Tunisia

Half time

We are doing two minutes of additional time.

45’- It’s Ghana 0-0 Tunisia

44’- Corner kick to Ghana. Long ball sent in, Boye tries to Head the ball back into the box. Goal kick

Baba on the run, but sends in a poor cross

42’- Ghana with a lot of pressure on Tunisia as they search for the first goal.

41’- Referee disallows a goal scored by Ghana, claims it was a handball

35’- It’s Ghana 0-0 Tunisia

32’- Corner kick to Tunisia, ball effected, there seems to be a foul as Afriyie Acquah has been elbowed

31’- Jordan Ayew plays a one-two with Baba but he fails to take the final ball

A dangerous ball in by Tunisa, John Boye with a clearance. pressure on Ghana at the moment. Owusu has been fouled

30’- It’s Ghana 0-0 Tunisia

’- Yiadom sends in a low cross into the grips of the Tunisian goalkeeper

26’- Afriyie Acquah with the ball tries to beat his marker but has been fouled, referee waves play on. Ball goes out for throw in. Acquah has been carried out from the pitch.

25’- Another offside against Ghana

Tunisia confidently possessing the ball

Ball quickly played gets to the Ghana goal area, Baba with a clearance

24’- Referee whistles for offside against Jordan Ayew.

23’- Partey with a long strike but his effort goes wide

Chance for Tunisia, but Khenissi fails to connect the ball as Kassim comes in with a clearance

22’- Tunisia in possession at the moment.

21’- Partey clears a ball which could have been dangerous for Ghana

Tunisia wins a corner, after Kasim with a clearance

20’- It’s Ghana 0-0 Tunisia

15’- CHANCE- Kasim Nuhu header hits the post, Ayew with the rebound, goalkeeper saves. Referee whistles for an infringement.

14’- Ghana dominating possession at the moment as Tunisia sit deep in their own half

13’- Wakaso sends in a cross, but it is too wide to find Boye. Goal kick

Another long ball to the box has been cleared,

12’- A long drive by Partey but his effort hits the wall Corner kick to Ghana.

11’- Ayew on the break but he has been brought down. Another yellow card to the Tunisian defender

John Boye recieves the first yellow card of the game

09’- Acquah has been impeded, free kick. Third free kick for Ghana in the game. Ball sent in but goalkeeper comes out with a save.

08’- Nice pass front Partey to Owusu, he tries to beat his marker but sends a pass to Afriyie Acquah

07’- Baba has been brought down, free kick to Ghana, Wakaso behind the ball sends in a cross has been headed out

Tunisia on the counter attack, can they score but a timely intervention by Yiadom saves the situation for Ghana

Tunisia on the counter attack, can they score but a timely intervention by Yiadom saves the situation for Ghana

06’- Ball effected by Wakaso sends in a good cross but has been headed out

05’- First Corner kick to Ghana

03’- Yiadom with a foul on a Tunisia player referee whistles for a foul

02’- Tunisia wins the first free kick of game. Long ball sent in to the Ghana goal area but referee whistles for an infringement

Game is about to begin here at the Ismailia Sports Stadium

Both teams are on the pitch with the national anthems being played. First was Ghana and then Tunisia.

Players exchanging pleasantries

Referee Victor Gomez blows his whistle for the game to begin

Follow the Live Play-by-Play between Ghana vs Tunisia in the Round of 16 of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah says he is not going to rely on any past achievements against Tunisia when both teams clash today at the Ismailia Sports Stadium

Coach Kwesi Appiah said Ghana will have to guard against any complacency when they face Tunisia in this knockout game.

According to Appiah, he respects all the teams that qualified to the tournament and will not underrate any side the Black Stars face in the competition. “Tunisia have a very good team. I have watched some tapes and no team can underrate them. Their performance is really good. We (Ghana) have to make sure we play our role very well”, he told the media at the press conference.

“Football these days doesn’t depend on past achievements; you always need to show respect to your opponent. Even if you defeated someone three days ago beating them now is a different scenario. It is important we don’t go into the game thinking it will be easy, he added.

Ghana has never lost to Tunisia in any AFCON meeting since the inception of the tournament but with recent results in the ongoing tournament, the Stars must take a clue ahead of today’s game. In a total of seven meetings, the Black Stars have won six and drawn one against the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia (W6 D1).

Coincidentally Ghana met Tunisia en route to winning all their four Africa Cup of Nations titles- 1963, 1965, 1978 and 1982. The Black Stars defeated Guinea-Bissau by 2-0 in the final group game to top the group and set up this clash against the North Africans while Tunisia placed second in their group after drawing all their group matches to progress to the round of 16.

Meanwhile, assistant coach for Tunisia, Maher Kanzari has said that despite not been impressed with the level of performance exhibited by his players in the tournament he is confident his side will be ready to face Ghana in the Round of 16 in the ongoing tournament.

“There is a great feeling for the players and the technical staff. We understand the anger of the Tunisian fans despite qualifying for the second round.”

“There is no doubt that things will change within the Tunisian team, with the stage of the playoffs, we will try to prepare well for Ghana in the price of the final.”, he concluded.

Ghana midfielder Mubarak Wakaso speaking ahead of the game said, the team is determined to beat Tunisia. “We are all determined. We are working so that we can achieve what brought us here. “We have watched them. We know how they play. We have made up our mind that we are going to beat every team we come up against. “We are moving match after match, so we are still looking forward to prove to people we can do it”

In the last encounter between both sides at the AFCON, Ghana emerged winners as they defeated Tunisia by 2-1 at the 2012 AFCON.

South African referee Victor Gomez has been appointed to handle the game to be played at the Ismailia Sports Stadium

Line ups for the two teams

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