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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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.
Elsewhere in the group
Morocco sailed through to the knockout stages after defeating Comoros earlier today.
Goals from Selim Amallah and Zakaria Aboukhal saw them secure a 2-0 victory.
Aubameyang is not in the squad tonight.
The striker has resumed full training after recovering from covid but is not yet fully fit.
Alex Moucketou-Moussounda, Jim Allevinah, Ulrick Eneme Ella, Anthony Mfa Mezui, Junior Noubi Fotso, Fahd Richard Ndzengue Moubeti, Donald Nze, David Sambissa, Medwin Biteghe, Yannis Clarence N’Gakoutou-Yapende.
Gabon start in a 3-5-2 formation.
Abdul Manaf Nurudeen, Philomon Baffour, Jonathan Mensah, Edmund Addo, Abdul Fatawu Issahaku, Lawrence Ati-Zigi, Richmond Boakye, Gideon Mensah, Joseph Paintsil, Samuel Owusu, Benjamin Tetteh, Abdul Mumin.
Ghana start in a 4-3-3 formation.
Gabon starting line-up
Jean-Noel Amonome starts in goal with Junior Assoumou, Bruno Ecule Manga and Anthony Oyono in defence.
Johann Obiang, Guelor Kanga, Andre Biyogo Poko, Serge-Junior Martinsson Ngouali and Louis Ameka Autchanga.
Aaron Boupendza and Denis Bouanga lead the line
Ghana starting line-up
Joe Wollacott starts in goal with Andy Yiadom, Daniel Amartey, Alexander Djiku, Baba Rahman in defence.
Iddrisu Baba, Thomas Partey and Daniel-Kofi Kyereh make up the midfield.
Jordan Ayew starts on the right with Kamaldeen Sulemana on the left and Andre Ayew up front.
A win for Gabon this evening will secure their place in the knockout stages.
Ghana need to take all three points from this fixture if they wish to progress to the knockout stages, a defeat would put them at a greater risk of elimination.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is expected to make a return to the squad after recovering from Covid.
He will be coming up against his Arsenal teammate Thomas Partey who is expected to start in midfield for Ghana.
There are no reported injuries and both sides are expected to have a whole squad available for selection.
Welcome to Gabon vs Ghana
Good evening and welcome to SunSport’s coverage of the Africa Cup of Nations clash between Gabon and Ghana.
These two sides sit at opposite ends of the group with Gabon at the top with three points and Ghana at the bottom with zero.
Gabon won their first game of the tournament against Comoros 1-0.
Ghana lost their first game by one goal to nil against Morocco.