Football

Crowd trouble mars African Cup of Nations semifinal

Published 2318 GMT (0718 HKT) February 5, 2015
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Security officers grab a supporter who got onto the pitch during the African Cup of Nations semifinal between Equatorial Guinea and Ghana on Thursday, February 5. ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images
A Ghanaian fan holds her face while standing beside the pitch after the match, which was played in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images
Ghana players leave the pitch protected by riot police at halftime. ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images
Police officers protect footballers from missiles thrown by fans. Mohamed Hossam/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
Play was stopped eight minutes from full-time when Equatorial Guinea fans apparently aimed missiles as Ghana supporters. ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images
A police helicopter flies over the stadium. ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images
Ghana supporters try to get out of the stadium. Ghana won 3-0, but the game will be remembered for the crowd trouble. ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images