A roundup of all of Tuesday’s action in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations… Ghana 1-0 Uganda PORT-GENTIL, Gabon (AP) Andre Ayew scored a penalty as Ghana beat Uganda 1-0 on Tuesday in a lackluster opening to the four-time champions’ bid for a first African Cup of Nations title in 35 years. Ghana took control of Group D after seven-time champion Egypt struggled in a 0-0 draw with Mali in the other group match. Ghana has three points, Egypt and Mali one each and Uganda zero. Ayew, a West Ham winger, netted in the 32nd minute after Asamoah Gyan was held back by Isaac Isinde in the penalty area in Port-Gentil. Avram Grant, a former Chelsea manager, is looking to lead Ghana to a second successive final
The feud is over. For now. After Diego Costa was left out of Chelsea’s traveling squad for the win at Leicester City last weekend, he has been training on his own amid reports of a back injury which his manager Antonio Conte It seems very likely that this situation was about much more than a back injury as Costa and Conte reportedly had a bust-up on the training ground, while links surrounding a big-money move to China continue as Costa’s agent, Jorge Mendes, was seen visiting owners of Chinese Super League clubs last week. A report in The Times states that Costa and Conte have decided to put their differences aside and the Spanish international is back in contention to start against Hull City
Arsenal are set to welcome Francis Coquelin, Kieran Gibbs and Hector Bellerin back into the squad against Burnley following the trio's return to first team training. Coquelin was expected to be out for three to four weeks with a hamstring problem, but made a comeback a few weeks ahead of schedule, which will come as a major boost for the Gunners. According to The Standard, the three players would be available for selection when Burnley travel to the Emirates on Sunday (22 January).