Africa Cup of Nations: Fit Gyan to face Ivory Coast in final

Ghana star Asamoah Gyan has recovered from a hip injury and will face Ivory Coast later Sunday in the Africa Cup of Nations final in Bata, officials said.

AFP| Updated: Feb 09, 2015, 01:03 AM IST

Bata: Ghana star Asamoah Gyan has recovered from a hip injury and will face Ivory Coast later Sunday in the Africa Cup of Nations final in Bata, officials said.

The striker was injured when fouled by Guinea goalkeeper Naby Yattara in a 3-0 quarter-final triumph last weekend.

He was among the substitutes as Ghana overwhelmed hosts Equatorial Guinea 3-0 in a midweek semi-final, but not used.

Gyan replaces semi-final scorer Jordan Ayew in a team otherwise unchanged from that which started against Equatorial Guinea.
Teams

Ghana: Razak Braimah; Harrison Afful, John Boye, Jonathan Mensah, Abdul Rahman Baba; Christian Atsu, Afriyie Acquah, Mubarak Wakaso, Andre Ayew; Kwesi Appiah, Asamoah Gyan (capt)

Coach: Avram Grant (ISR)

Ivory Coast: Boubacar Barry; Eric Bailly, Serge Wilfried Kanon, Kolo Toure; Serge Aurier, Yaya Toure (capt), Serey Die, Siaka Tiene; Gervinho, Wilfried Bony, Max-Alain Gradel

Coach: Herve Renard (FRA)