AFCON 2019: Ghana draw 2-2 with Benin in Group F fixture

AFCON 2019: Ghana draw 2-2 with Benin in Group F fixture

The Black Stars of Ghana were held to a 2-2 drawn game by Benin in the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.

Ten-man Black Stars failed to glitter against Benin in Group F fixture against at the Ismail Sports Stadium on Tuesday, June 25, 2019.

Black Stars recovered from an early setback to lead 2-1 before Benin equalised after John Boye was sent off.

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Kwesi Appiah's side were stunned in the opening minute as Cebio Soukou found Mickaël Poté who ran clear to slip a low finish beyond Richard Ofori.

But Andre Ayew levelled only minutes later and then, his younger brother Jordan Ayew found the second goal before halftime.

Nine minutes into the second half, John Boye was given his marching orders after picking a second yellow card for time wasting.

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Eight minutes later, Poté netted his second of the game to make it 2 all for Benin.

Thomas Partey came close to scoring the winner for Ghana but his ferocious shot from a freekick drew a stunning save from Benin goalkeeper.

Ghana's next game is against Cameroon on Saturday, June 29, 2019.

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