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WCQ: Wasteful Ghana settles for a goal-shy draw against Uganda

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Posted on October 7, 2016
Photo: Ghana FA

Photo: FA

Ghana has only settled for a 0-0 draw against in Group E opener of the CAF World Cup qualifications.

Ghana and Uganda are in the same group with Egypt and Congo Brazzaville, who are set to take on each other on Sunday.

The game kicked off at Tamale stadium, which was in a very poor condition, with an early try from the visitors as Uganda’s Nicholas Wadada burst through the right side and delivered a dangerous low cross that was collected by Ghana goalkeeper Braimah Razak.

After relatively calm 30 minutes of play, Ghana created their best chance of the half when former Esperance star Harrison Afful crossed the ball on the far post for the unmarked Jordan Ayew whose volley went wide.

At the 44th minute, another good chance turned up for Ghana when Anderlecht’s Frank Acheampong had the ball outside the box but Uganda’s Isinde made a decisive sliding tackle before the former takes the shot.

In the second half the hosts have boosted the pressure on Uganda, Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan had the opportunity to open the score for his team off a free kick from a good position but his powerful effort was straight at Uganda goalie who got the ball with no trouble

The game has seen an unforgivable howler from the referee who yellow carded the already booked Nicholas Wadada from Uganda without sending him off!

At the 66th minute, big opportunity was available for Ghana when a corner found Mubarak Wakaso’s header but it was brilliantly saved Denis Onyango.

Four minutes later Wakaso took a free kick just outside the box but it went over the bar of Onyango’s goal.

At the 90th minute mark Gyan tried to snatch a late winner with a flicked header after a fine cross from Baba Rahman but it went wide.

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