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AFCON 2023: Black Stars on edge of exit after late drama against Mozambique

For the second time in a row, the Black Stars will have to rely on other outcomes to avoid a shocking group stage exit from the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).


Ghana blew away a two-objective lead late in their last Gathering B round of the competition to draw 2-2 leaving on the cusp of disposal.

A Jordan Ayew support from the spot appeared to have Ghana on course for their most memorable success of the opposition yet Geny Catamo and Reinildo scored to deny the Dark Stars every one of the three places.

After 15 minutes, Ayew calmly converted a penalty kick after Joseph Paintsil was brought down to give Ghana the lead.


The Genk man exchanged flanks and made a decent desolate the right, beating his marker prior to being fouled inside the case.

Before that play, Antoine Semenyo ought to have broken the stop for the Dark Stars however his work was tipped over the bar by the Mozambique goalkeeper.

Ghana went to loosen up in the wake of starting to lead the pack with Mozambique seeing a greater amount of the ball yet they were anyway unfit to take full advantage of it.

Chris Hughton was constrained into a replacement after Majeed Ashimeru couldn't proceed with the game with Iddrisu Baba having his spot.

Ghana went on however Mozambique returned from break the better group as they nearly got back based on level conditions.



Before Bruno Langa's shot was well saved by Richard Ofori, a header inside the penalty box went wide of Ghana's post.

Be that as it may, after a decent entry of play, Ghana won a second punishment after the ball fell off Reinildo's arm from a Mohammed Kudus strike.

Yet again ayew ventured and switched cooly over completely to twofold the group's lead to put the group on course for the greatest places.

Similarly as it seemed as though the game planned to complete 2-0, Mozambique were granted a punishment after Andre Ayew's hand came into contact with the ball.


The subsequent punishment was changed over completely to make it 2-1.

With only minutes from full-time, Richard Ofori yielded an avoidable corner kick which was going in by Atletico Madrid safeguard Reinildo to draw the tie.

To determine whether Ghana's two points and -1 goal difference are sufficient to make it through to the knockout stages, they will have to wait for the rest of the groups to finish on Wednesday.

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