Ghana scored the first goal of the tournament.
The Democratic Republic of Congo came from two goals down to force Ghana to a two all draw in the third game of the Africa Cup of Nations played on Sunday afternoon.
After a drab first day, sunday’s first fixture in Group B was able to produce the first set of goals of South Africa 2013 but without a win like in Saturday’s games.
DR Congo took off to a bright start and dominated the first ten minutes of the game.
Tresor Mputu fired past the post to waste a clear chance in the 15th minute, after Congo had hit the wood work earlier.
Asamoah Gyan came one on one with Congo’s goalkeeper, but his left shot went far by the side of the post.
DR Congo continued setting the pace until the 39th minute when Captain Gyan inspired a Ghanaian attack.
He controlled a well-planned pass in the danger area of Congo to set Emmanuel Badu, who slid to slot in to give Ghana a 39th minute lead.
Ghana came out stronger after the break, and the goal was no doubt an inspiration for the Black Stars who played with much confidence as against the first half.
Ghana got the first attempt, and it was Gyan again. The West African country secured a corner kick, and never wasted it, as Kwadwo Asamoah jumped high to head in a cross for the second goal in the 49th minute.
But three minutes later, Mputu who has been a threat in Ghana’s defense got a clear pass and slot in with his right foot to return Congo to contention.
Ghana’s Coach, Kwesi Appiah, made a quick change and pulled out Christian Atsu for Rabiu Mohammed.
Ghana were denied a penalty when Gyan fired a shot that hit the arm of Congo defender; with referee Daniel Bennett turning a blind eye.
Mbokanni was later felled in Ghana’s danger area, and it was clear enough to get the referee’s approval for a penalty.
Mbokanni stepped up to take it and never disappointed as he levelled score in the 68th minute for Congo.
Anthony Annan was introduced to replace Derek Boateng in another change for the Black Stars, but his coming could not make the difference as Congo ensured they settled for a point.
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