AFCON 2021 Qualifier: Ghana records 2-0 win over South Africa

AFCON 2021 Qualifier: Ghana records 2-0 win over South Africa

The Black Stars of Ghana have won their opening game in the ongoing qualifier for the 2021 African Cup of Nations.

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The four-time African champions defeated South Africa 2-0 on Thursday, November 14, 2019, at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium.

Thomas Partey had given the Black Stars the lead in the 35th minute after his strike deflected off a South African defender to send Ghana into the half with the lead.

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The four-time African champions returned from the break needing another goal to ensure all three points is grabbed.

But the West Africans had to wait until the 80th minute when FC Nordsjaelland youngster Kudus Mohammed ferociously blasted into the roof of the net for the second goal.

Jordan Ayew came close a couple of times but his effort was either wide or collected by South Africa goalkeeper Darren Keet.

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Coach Kwesi Appiah, who had given debutants Idrissu Baba and Gideon Mensah their first cap for the team, introduced 19-year old Kudus Mohammed.

Mohammed made an instant mark on the team by scoring the important second to secure Ghana all three points.

The win takes Ghana the same on points with Sudan, who thrashed Sao Tome and Principe 4-0 in Group C's other game.

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The Black Stars will leave for Sao Tome and Principe for the second group game on Sunday.

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