Called to achieve victory against Barea to qualify for CAN 2023, Ghana conceded a draw against Madagascar (0-0) this Sunday, on the fifth day of the qualifiers.
Ghana will have to wait until the last day to try to snatch their ticket for the final phase of CAN 2023. In search of three points to ensure their qualification, the Black Stars only obtained one this Sunday, in Antananarivo . Indeed, against Madagascar on the fifth day of the qualifiers, Chris Hughton’s team finished the match with a goalless draw (0-0).
Uncreative against the Barea already eliminated from this campaign, André Ayew and his teammates were never able to get past the Malagasy defense, compact in its rear base. If fatigue due to excess energy loosened the ties in the second half, the visitors did not take advantage of it. Thomas Partey’s free kick was well slammed under the bar by goalkeeper Nina. And the referee refused to award a penalty to Mohammed Kudus, caught in the Malagasy penalty area. Final score: 0-0.
With this draw, Ghana is only one point ahead of Angola and two points ahead of Central Africa, at the top of Pool F. While they will face the Fauves on the last day in September next time, the Black Stars are not safe from a surprise.