Night of shame in Malabo, but AFCON2015 has been the best ever for Africa’s democratic nations

Published: 6/Feb/2015
Source: Mail & Guardian Africa

Missile-throwing Equatorial Guinea home spectators caused a long and chaotic second-half delay as Ghana set up an Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON2015) final with Cote d’Ivoire by outplaying the hosts 3-0 on Thursday night.Play was halted eight minutes from time as disgruntled home fans flung various objects on the pitch and a break of more than 35 minutes ensued before order was restored and play resumed.

A police helicopter flew low over the ground while Ghanaian supporters, feeling threatened by the home crowd, spilled into the area surrounding the pitch at the 15,000-seat Estadio de Malabo.

A Ghana Football Association tweet read: “Police helicopter hovers above the pitch with the Ghana fans in real danger. It’s now like a war zone.”

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Themes: Dual Nationality
Regions: Pan Africa
Year: 2015