19:30 Game begin to light up with a cheeky back heel from Gyan to Sulley as they mount pressure on the Mali defence, but they prove resolute.

19:24 K Asamoah lets off a thunderbolt of a strike which is parried by Diakite but Sulley’s rebound is just a whisker away.

19:23 Corner taken and again Kwarasey is lucky not to have been punished after missing his run. But ball goes for a goal kick.

19:21 Seydou Keita beginning to assert himself in midfield as he wins a free-kick after being brought down by John Boye. Kick taken but Adam Kwarasey misjudged the ball and loses it for a corner.

19:18 Paintsil does a good job on a tall Malian striker by a guarding a deep cross straight to touch for a goal kick.

19:15 K. Asamoah combines well with Gyan but the final touch from Gyan is intercepted.

19:14 Great pass to Gyan but appears a little over-hit as Diakite comes in with a save.

19:10 Modibo Maiga teasingly outwits Alhassan on the left but Annan comes to Ghana’s rescue with a strong challenge and wins a goal kick.

19:09 Mali mount some pressure on the Ghana defence but they remain resolute.

19:07 Mali begin to settle with some neat touches and a swift build up on the left but the cross was too deep for Maiga to connect.

19:05 Another corner as Ghana keep asking questions of the Mali defence. Corner wasted.

19:03 Ghana mount pressure on the Malian with a deep cross on the right by Paintsil but Sulley fouls the Mali defender for a free-kick at the edge of the Mali 18.

19:01 Ghana win her first corner after Asamoah mounted pressure on the Malian defence. Corner taken but a strong defensive header from a Mali defender

19:00 Ghana begin proceedings.

18:57 Captains, John Paintsil for Ghana and Seydou Keita gather at the centre for a toss. Mali win.

18:55 Players exchange pleasantries and take photographs.

18:53 The National Anthems begin; Ghana’s first with that of the Malians following.

18:52 Players make their way onto the pitch

Ghana play Mali in the second Group D match in Franceville, Gabon. Kick off time is 7:00 GMT. There will be live update here on Myjoyonline.com.


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