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Ghana Lose To Comoros, Exit AFCON

Ghana crashed out of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations following a 3-2 loss to Comoros in their final Group C match at Roumdé Adjia stadium in Garoua on Tuesday night.

The Black Stars  found themselves on backfoot as early as the fourth minute when a brilliant Ibroihim Youssouf pass set up Ben Mohamed who exploited the gaps in the Black Stars defence for the opener.

The Black Stars pushed for an equalizer on and were nearly rewarded when Thomas Partey effort from distance sailed just over the crossbar.

Comoros were restricted to long range efforts with Fouad Bachirou and Fouad Bachirou going close after the 20-minute mark.

Ghana suffered a massive blow five minutes later when they were reduced to ten men following a red card to Andre Ayew following a foul on Comoros goalkeeper Salim Ben Boina who was stretched off the field with Ali Ahamada coming in as the replacement.

Ahmed Mogni almost doubled the visitor’s lead in the 29th minute as his close range was saved by Joseph Wollacott

Thomas Partey almost leveled matters three minutes later as his powerful effort from distance drew a fine save from Ali Ahamada.

Ahamada came to Comoros’ rescue once again in the 39th minute as he came rushing off his line to deny Jordan Ayew  from close range, after some good build-up play from the Black Stars.

Comoros threatened again just before the halftime break but Youssouf M’Changama shot from outside the box misses few inches to the right.

Faiz Selemani squandered an opportunity to double Comoros lead in the 52nd minute, as he blasted over the crossbar after a neat touch from El Fardou Ben Nabouhane set the winger up.

Thomas Partey tried his luck with a free-kick from 25-yards out but the Arsenal man fired his effort well over the crossbar.

Comoros increased their lead on the 62nd minute when Ahmed Mgoni connected a brilliant cross twisted the defence before sending firing a wonderful strike past  Joseph Wollacott.

Two minutes later, Ghana found the back of the net thanks to a strike from Richmond Boakye minutes after coming on as a substitute.

The Black Stars gained momentum and Alexander Djiku leveled matters 15 minutes before time from set-piece routine.

Ghana were threatening to snatch the winner, creating clear chances and Jordan Ayew was denied in the 80th minute by Ahamada.

Comoros then grabbed the winner in the 85th minute, as Mogni showed great skill and composure to turn and fire into the bottom corner.

How they lined up:

Ghana: Joseph Wollacott – Abdul Rahman Baba (Edmund Addo 46), Alexander Djiku, Daniel Amartey, Andy Yiadom – Thomas Partey, Abdul Issahaku (Paintsil Joseph 59), Daniel Kofi Kyereh, Kamaldeen Sulemana (Richmond Boakye 60), Jordan Ayew, Andre Ayew

Comoros: Salim Ben Boina (Ali Ahamada 26), Said Bakari, Younn Zahary, Kassim M’Dahoma, Benjaloud Youssouf, El Fardou Ben Nabouhane, Fouad Bachirou, Youssouf N’Changama, Ahmed Mogni, Faiz Selemani, Ibrahim Youssouf (Faiz Mattoir 60).



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