Ghana 1 Senegal 2

Moussa Sow grabbed a dramatic late winner as Senegal opened their Africa Cup of Nations campaign with a 2-1 win against Ghana in Group C.

Andre Ayew put Ghana ahead from the penalty spot but Stoke's Mame Diouf grabbed the equaliser as Senegal heaped the pressure on after the interval.

And substitute Sow was on hand to win it with the last kick of the game and get his country off to a winning start in Equatorial Guinea.

Ghana had the better of the early stages without offering too much of a threat and needed a penalty to make their possession count in the 14th minute.

Everton's on-loan Chelsea winger Christian Atsu broke clear through the middle and was felled by Bouna Coundoul as he tried to go around the Senegal goalkeeper who was booked for his troubles.

Andre Ayew stepped up to hammer the spot kick confidently down the middle and hand his side an early lead.

Senegal were struggling to make an impact but looked dangerous when they did get opportunities with Kara Mbodji's header bringing a save from Brimah Razak and Diouf doing the same with a spectacular overhead kick just after the half-hour.

Senegal started the second half by far the better and after Papakouli Diop had dragged a shot wide, Diouf grabbed the leveller in the 58th minute.

With Jordan Ayew off the field, the ball was launched into the Ghana box and Diouf headed against the post but showed superb awareness to get to his own rebound and nod home.

The Stoke striker then had a glorious chance to put his side ahead but could only blaze over the bar after the ball found him 12 yards out.

Jordan Ayew fired a free-kick over the bar but Alain Giresse's men continued to have the better of the closing stages and Dame N'Doye saw a header blocked in the box before Diop dragged a shot wide from the edge of the area when he should have done better.

The pressure eventually told with the last kick of the game as a long ball over the top found Sow who played the ball to Henri Saivet. The Bordeaux striker then fed Diouf who slipped the ball back to Sow and his low finish sealed victory.