Ghana vs Mozambique 2017 AFCON qualifier

Ghana vs Mozambique 2017 AFCON qualifier

Ghana beat Mozambique 3-1 at the Accra Sports Stadium in the 2017 AFCON qualifier on Thursday afternoon.

Ghana scored their goals through Frank Acheampong as early as the 6th minute and later through John Boye and Jordan Ayew, in the second half.

Mozambique pulled one back in the second half through Mandetey.

Ghana vs Mozambique 2017 AFCON qualifier

Black Stars as they gear up

Ghana line-up:

Razak Brimah (GK), Harrison Afful, Baba Rahman, Jonathan Mensah, John Boye, Afriyie Acquah, ChristianAtsu, Mubarak Wakaso, Abdul Majeed Waris, Jordan Ayew, Frank Acheampong

We already have some surprise inclusion from Avram Grant with the inclusion of Majeed Waris and Frank Acheampong.

Mozambique line-up:

Soares Soares (GK), Eliase Pelembe, Clesio Bauque, Zainadine Junior, Simao Mate Junior, Edwardo Jumisse, Edmilson Dove, Helder Pelembe, Jeremias Tembe, Reinildo Mandava, Joao Mussica

Ghana vs Mozambique 2017 AFCON qualifier

Ghana supporters ready to roar


Ghana 3 - 1 Mozambique

90' + 4' It is all over

90' + 2 Schlupp avoids a hard tackle by a Mamba, that looked scary

89' The Black Stars look infused with some energy with the introduction of Agyeman Badu

83' Mozambique begins to put pressure on the Ghanaians and winning most of the 50-50 balls

79' Ghana comes under pressure

74' Waris misfires a good pass from Rahman


Jumisse gives way to Clessio

69' A defence splitting move nearly gets Ghana a goal from Leicester City's Schlupp. It was a good build up by Jordan Ayew

66' Mozambique wins a corner kick from a late challenge by Afful


John Boye injured and will have to give way to Daniel Amartey


Agyeman Badu comes on for Mubarak Wakaso

59' Poor defending from Mozambiquen they nearly gifted Ghana a goal


Mozambique scores from a beautiful build up which is nodded home by Mandetey

55' It looks like a second half for the Black Stars as they pile some pressure on the Mambas


A brilliant goal from Jordan Ayew assisted by Atsu


Ghana 2 -0 Mozambique

John Boye scores his fourth goal from a scrappy play

48' Good play between Jordan and Schlupp wins Ghana a corner kick

48' Ghana stringing their passes together


Afriyie Acquah picks up a yellow card on Pelembe

46' Ghana goes into a quick attack at the Mambas and would want to exert some pressure


Jefferey Schlupp comes on for the injured Frank Acheampong

All set for the restart of the second half

45' +1' Half Time! at the Accra Sports Stadium, Ghana 1-0 Mozambique

43' Ghana initiate an attack with a brilliant cross from Rahman but cut short by the opponents

42' Acheampong seem to have hit the bumpy turf and would need some attention from the medical team

42' Jordan Ayew loses the opportunity to surge forward rather too feebly. He has not had a good day

41' A scary moment for Ghana as Razak Braimah nearly caused a blunder from a back pass. A real howler

41' A moment of brilliance from the Black Stars as they just had a chance well defended by the Mambas

40' The Mozambicans will be really dangerous at Maputo in the return encounter on Sunday

39' Pelembe nearly scored from the resultant kick

37' Mozambique wins  a free kick which looks dangerous

37' The pitch looks bumpy for both teams and Ghana's defenders just gave a ball away, but they have been left off the hook

35' The Mambas push more men forward

32' An opportunity for Mozambique's Eduardo is well blocked by John Boye

26' Wakaso sends in bad kick from the spot to the relief of Mozambique

25' Ghana wins a free-kick after a marauding Acheampong was brought down

14' Another brilliant run from Ghana but Acheampong shoots wide

11' Mozambique have other ideas, they won't just sit back and watch Ghana enjoy play. They begin piling some sort of pressure

9' They win a corner kick

Ghana 1- 0 Mozambique


Acheampong puts Ghana ahead from a Wakaso assist

3' Ghana already makes an incursion into the 18 yard of the Black Mambas

1' Game underway

3:30 All is set for kick off

Let's remind you again its the qualifier for the 2017 AFCON

3:27 The players quickly exchange pleasantries

3:25 It's the turn of Ghana as the 'God bless our homeland Ghana' is sung by all present

3:24 Both teams line up for national anthems, Mozambicans have theirs first

3:22 The teams troop on to the field



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