Ghana continued their domination in the second half but failed to find a gap inside Cote d'Ivoire defense. The Elephants who were happy to sit back on their half and hit-back on the counter-attacks also had few scoring opportunities.
The first half is over and it is still goalless between the two African heavyweights despite the Black Stars had a couple of goal-scoring chances, namely Atsu's strike that hit the bar in the 26th minute.
The Elephants of Cote 'Ivoire meet the Black Stars of Ghana in the final of the AFCON 2015 in Equatorial Guinea, with the Black Stars aiming for the 5th Title in their histroy, and the Elephants wanting to bring the second star home.
The Ivorians had difficulties to make it to the quarters from Group D, having two draws, the first against Guinea and the second against Mali, before defeating the Indomptable Lions in their third game to qualify with Guinea from Group D.
They faced Algeria in the Quarter Final in an early Final as both teams were favorites of this tournament, and they won cleanly 1 - 3, in a game where the Algerians couldn't score despite creating many opportunities.
In the semi-final, the Elephants full of their stars faced DR Congo and demonstrated a great footballing level by beating the Leopards with the score of 1 - 3 to qualify to the final facing The Black Stars.
The Black Stars made it through the group of death, and it wasn't an easy task for them as they lost against Senegal in their first game, before stealing the 3 points from Algeria in the second game with an impressive late goal from Gyan, and defeating the Bafana Bafana in their last game, before cleanly beating the Guineans in the Quarter Finals with a 3 goal lead.
In the Semi-final, the Black Stars faced the hosts of the AFCON 2015, Equatorial Guinea, and showed their superiority by scoring 3 goals. We've seen many unpleasant images at the end of the game, but everything went fine after that.