Crowd disturbances at the Satde Malabo halted the second semifinal game of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations Cup between hosts Equatorial Guinea and Ghana.
The Black Stars already looked home and dry as they were enjoying a 3-0 lead over the Equatorial Guineans before agitated fans started throwing missiles into the pitch and assaulting Ghanaian fans in the stands, thus forcing the game to be stopped for about 12 minutes.
It took concerted efforts by law enforcement officers as well as from NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, who served as match commissioner, before order was restored and the semifinal duel hurriedly completed.
It remains to be seen how CAF will treat the sad development having only being bailed out by Equatorial Guinea who offered to host at the last minute after original host, Morocco, backed out due to concerns about the scourge of Ebola.
That nonetheless, Ghana sealed their place in the finals where they will now meet fellow West Africa neighbours, Ivory Coast, on Sunday February 8 to see who dethrones the Super Eagles as African champions.
Despite the show of shame by the Equatorial Guinea fans, Ghana will be proud of themselves as they became the first team to reach the AFCON Final on nine occasions going ahead of Egypt who have reached the final eight times.
To secure this milestone, two goals from the Ayew brothers, Jordan and Andrew and another strike from Mubarak Wakaso was all the Black Stars needed to secure the emphatic win.