The Ghana Black Stars after failing to pick maximum points against Ethiopia looked shaky in their qualification to the FIFA world cup as they were to play a tactically difficult South African team in their last qualification.
Prior to the match, Andre Ayew among other players and management team promised Ghana they were going to deliver and make Ghana proud. As dicey as it looked, South Africa on paper had better composition on the field as compared to Ghana who looked rather scattered.
The match started with the Black Stars pushing for an early goal but their efforts did not pay off. South Africa held on and defended their lines to ensure they held the Black Stars until the end of the game.
33 minutes into the first half, Leicester City defender Daniel Amertey was infringed during a corner kick, the centre refeer pointed straight to the spot and booked Rushine De Reuck for stopping a goal scoring opportunity.
Captain Andre Ayew who stated in their pre-match pressor that, “I do not remember the last time Ghana lost a match in Ghana and we are going to win to qualify the team.”
Andre Ayew took responsibility of the penalty kick and placed it expertly past the South African shot stopper. The first half ended with Ghana in the lead with many chances going waste.
The second half started with the same pace from the Black Stars with Kamaldeen Sulemana who was brilliant on the night has a glorious opportunity to give Ghana a second goal after South African goalkeeper Ronwen Williams made a wrong run off him lines into no mans territory.
The later parts of the game saw South Africa pilling pressure on the Ghanaian defense, but Alexander Djiku and Daniel Amartey were up to the task as they shepherded their backline with ease until the final whistle.
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