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Africa Cup of Nations: Crowd disturbances mar semi-final

  • Ugly and unprecedented scenes marred the semi-final encounter between Equatorial Guinea and Ghana in the Africa Cup of Nations on Thursday night as crowd disturbances forced the match to be suspended for nearly 40 minutes.

    Eventually, a large part of the stadium had to forcibly evacuated by the police as Ghana won the match 3-0.

    The home crowd earlier hurled bottles at Ghana players and fans, forcing the visiting side to leave the pitch.

    Though the 3-0 score means Ghana will meet Ivory Coast in Sunday’s final, football took the backseat for the first time in the tournament.

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