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AFCON 2013: Ghana, DR Congo draw 2-2

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footballGhana allowed a two-goal to slip as DR Congo rallied back to draw 2-2 in a lively Group B match at the Africa Cup of Nations.

The result at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Sunday leaves both teams with a point apiece after their opening match.

Ghana scored the first goal of the competition when Emmanuel Agyemang Badu stabbed home from close range after a great run from left-back Kwadwo Asamoah.

Kwadwo Asamoah then made it 2-0 when headed in from corner in the 49th minute.

But DR Congo pulled a goal back four minutes later when Tresor Mputu scored after 53 minutes.

They levelled 16 minutes later when Dieudonne Bezua Mbokani won them a penalty after he was felled in the box by Jerry Akaminko. He picked himself up and scored from the spot.

Ghana goalkeeper Fatau Dauda made a low diving save to deny the Leopards from jumping into the lead when Youssouf Mulumbu hit a shot to the far post.

The goals from the game made up for the forgettable first day matches after hosts South Africa and debutants Cape Verde settled for a 0-0 result in the opener at Soccer City and that was followed by the same result when Morocco and Angola also played goalless.

And despite ending in a draw, it is a result that Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah will not be happy with as his side let go a great lead.

Ghana line up: Fatau Dauda, John Pantsil, Jerry Akaminko, John Boye, Kwadwo Asamoah, Emmanuel Agyemang Badu, Derek Boateng/Anthony Annan, Albert Adomah/Harrison Afful, Christian Atsu/Mohammed Rabiu, Mubarak Wakaso, Asamoah Gyan

Source: Ghana FA

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  1. A big thank you to both teams for treating fans all over the world to the only thing that football is all about…… goals!!!!! goals!!!!!! and goals!!!!!!!!!