The Black Stars of Ghana’s dreams of qualifying to a fourth World Cup now hang in the balance after losing 2-0 in Alexandria to the Pharaohs of Egypt.
Sunday’s defeat meant Ghana has now scored only 2 goals in 360 minutes of World Cup qualifying action.
A 43rd minute penalty transformed by Roma star Mohammed Salah and a second goal from Abdalla El Said in the 86th minute were enough to strengthen the Pharaohs’ lead in Group E with six points, while Ghana remain third placed with one point following their home draw to Uganda in matchday one.
Roma forward Salah scored from the spot two minutes prior to half-time to help Hector Cuper's side on their way to a second Group E win from as many matches.
Ghana enjoyed plenty of possession in Borg El Arab, but offered far too little in the final third to trouble the home defence.
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