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Ayew scores from the spot as Ghana down Uganda

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Posted on January 17, 2017
Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

tops Group D temporarily as they down one nil in the group’s opening match.

The first 20 minutes lacked energy and action as both teams tried to maintain position and secure their areas.

At the 32nd minute Ghana’s Veteran Asamoah Gyan earned his side a penalty kick after getting challenged inside Uganda’s penalty box.

Andre Ayew managed to convert the penalty kick accurately at the back of the net marking the Black Stars’s goal.

Both teams failed to score further goals until the referee blew the full time whistle as Ghana managed to defend their area strongly, marking the Black stars’ first three points in the .

Following the win Ghana tops Group D table temporarily with three points, as they await the outcome of ’s match against Mali.

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