The Black Stars' semi-final win against Equatorial Guinea descended into chaos.with police using tear gas and a helicopter to put an end to the hurling of objects from the stands.
Ghana boss Avram Grant admitted he feared for the safety of his players following his side's 3-0 Africa Cup of Nations final victory over Equatorial Guinea on Thursday night.
Goals from Ayew brothers Jordan and Andre sandwiched a Mubarak Wakaso effort as the Black Stars sealed a straightforward 3-0 win, though the conditions were anything but.
Ghana players left the pitch at half-time under the cover of police as bottles rained down from the home support before the game was suspended for 30 minutes in the second half.
Objects were hurled towards the visiting support, causing the away fans to gather on the running track behind one of the goals in a bid to escape the unfolding scenes of violence.
Police then used tear gas and a helicopter to disperse Guinea fans before play eventually resumed and Grant revealed he was shocked by what he witnessed.
"‘I didn’t know what was happening, we saw some incidents of violence," he said after the game. "I could not say I wasn’t concerned but I wanted to keep the safety of my players – it was very important for me."
Ghana's Football Association slammed "barbaric acts of vandalism and unprovoked violent attacks" via their official Twitter feed during the game.
A tweet at half-time revealed the unfolding chaos on the pitch. "Disgraceful scenes here at #Malabo as #EqGuinea fans hurl missiles towards @ghanafaofficial as they head for the dressing room at half-time."
A later tweet added: "#Ghana fans moved out of the stadium with barbaric acts of vandalism and unprovoked violent attacks still going on."
Equatorial Guinea captain Emilio Nsue attempted to smooth over the storm at the end of the match by offering his apologies to all involved in the unsavoury incidents.
"‘I’ve never played in front of anything like that. "I’d like to say sorry on behalf of my team. It was an odd experience – one I’ve never felt before."
Ghana will face the Ivory Coast in the final of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.
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