Ghana have been very impressive in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations so farReuters

Ghana take on hosts Equatorial Guinea in the semifinals of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations at the Nuevo Estadio de Malabo as both sides look to book a date with Ivory Coast in the final of the competition.

Despite starting their 2015 AFCON campaign with a 1-2 defeat at the hands of Senegal, the Black Stars did pretty well in the group stages, topping their pool following back-to-back victories against Algeria (1-0) and South Africa (2-1).

They were even more impressive in the quarter-finals as they recorded a comfortable 3-0 victory over Guinea courtesy of a brace from Chelsea winger Christian Atsu.

Ghana, who are playing in their fifth successive semi-final of the AFCON, are certainly the favourites to beat Equatorial Guinea and advance to the finals of the competition.

Although Ghana have been very impressive at the back, conceding only three in the competition so far, they have struggled to exert their dominance in attack and this has led to some criticism.

However, Ghana boss Avram Grant, who was brought in to replace Kwesi Appiah after the West African side's poor performances in the 2014 World Cup, defended his forwards, insisting that they are giving "everything to the national team."

"You can't stop people from talking. It's normal for people to speak about the players.

"People can speak about the mistakes they make but they need to respect the players and not to hang the players for their mistakes. Because these players giving everything to the national team."

Meanwhile, hosts Equatorial Guinea will also be fancying their chances of reaching the finals after having a fairy tale run in the competiton so far.

Although the National Thunder, who were given a chance to host the competition following Morocco's withdrawal due to the Ebola outbreak, have not been exactly flamboyant in the competition, they have done pretty well to reach semi-finals considering it is only their second appearance in the Africa Cup of Nations.

However, Equatorial Guinea's victory over Tunisia in the quarter-finals was surrounded with controversy.

A poor decision from referee Rajindraparsad Seechurn allowed the National Thunder to equalise from a penalty and force the game to extra time, where they went to record a 2-1 win over Tunisia courtesy of Javier Balboa's second goal in the 102nd minute.

However, Equatorial Guinea boss Esteban Becker says that his side are not thinking about that match, insisting that they are fully focused on their semifinal clash against Ghana.

"Each game is a different story," he told Goal. "Ghana is coming now. We are just thinking on winning the game because we want to carry on making history. We are happy but we want something else

"A month ago this team didn't have history, these players believe in something special now.

"Not in good luck, also in the work they have to do. They believe in how they have to attack and how they have to defence. Just live every single moment of the football game."

Where to Watch Live

The game is set to begin at 7pm GMT (12:30am IST) with live coverage in India on Sony Six HD. The match can also be watched via live streaming on Sony Six Online or livsports.

Viewers in the UK can watch 2015 African Nations game live on ITV 4 and British EuroSport 1 or via live streaming on ITV Player or Eurosport Player.

The match will be broadcast in the US and Canada on Bein Sports USA and Bein Sports Canada respectively, with an option to stream on Bein Sports Connect.

Audience in Ghana and Equatorial Guinea can watch the match via live streaming on Super Sport.

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