Ghana 3-1 Zimbabwe: Black Stars follow Bafana Bafana in World Cup qualifier

Ghana are back to winning methods the 2022 World Cup qualifiers after a 3-1 house win over Zimbabwe on Saturday.

Ajax ace Mohammed Kudus, Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey and captain Andre Ayew scored for the Black Stars in the Group G matchday 3 component in Cape Coast, with The Warriors alleviation originating from skipper Knowledge Musona.

On the table, the West Africans, who lost 1-0 away to South Africa in their last match, sit one point adrift of Bafana Bafana, who beat Ethiopia 3-1 in the other group video game on Saturday.

Ethiopia are 3rd on the table with 3 points, while Zimbabwe lie bottom with one.

In the very first video game of his 2nd stint with the Black Stars, coach Milovan Rajevac made vibrant hire his beginning XI, calling English fourth-tier goalkeeper Jojo Wallocott and Liverpool-connected 17-year-old Abdul Fatawu Issahaku in the No.1 and 7 positions respectively. Both gamers were making their launchings for the four-time African champs.

In the lack of Reading full-back Andy Yiadom, Leicester City protector Daniel Amartey was prepared to right-back. Partey played in a midfield trio along with Kudus and captain Andre Ayew, while Jordan Ayew launched leading as the lead enemy.

For Zimbabwe, Aston Villa guy Marvellous Nakamba led their charge in midfield while veteran enemy Musona used up duty in the attack.

It took just 5 minutes for Ghana to break the deadlock as Kudus fired a shot from simply outside package into the internet after a playing a cool one-two with Jordan.

The Ajax playmaker might have made it 2-0 for Ghana in the 18th minute however his shot from inside package after another one-two, this time with Kamaldeen Sulemana, was conserved by goalkeeper Washington Arubi.

On 25 minutes, Kamaldeen made his own effort to get onto ball game sheet, however his effort was deflected simply over the bar for a corner, whose outcome, after a clearance out, saw Jonathan Mensah shoot from variety into the side netting.

In the 31st minute, Kudus had another chance to double the lead after catching a loose ball inside package however his effort flew disappointingly large.

Four minutes later on, Issahaku, having actually begun gradually, got steam as the video game endured, and shot a free-kick which was gathered by the goalkeeper.

Moments to half-time, Kamaldeen appeared to have actually netted once again for Ghana after getting a through-ball from Kudus however his delight was short-term as the referee required offside.

After the period, Zimbabwe was available in highly, installing pressure on the Ghana defence. Unsurprisingly, their work settled in the 47th minute when they were granted a charge after Alexander Djiku tripped Knox Mutizwa in package.

Captain Musona stepped up and calmly sent out Wallocott the incorrect method to level ball game.

In the 58th minute, the visitors might have doubled their lead however Jordan Zemura’s effort struck the post to the relief of the hosts.

There was a lot more threat for the Black Stars 6 minutes later on when Wallocott was required to produce a point-blank conserve.

In the 66th minute, Ghana discovered their method back into the video game to make it 2-1 through Partey who robbed a challenger of the ball and drove into package to strike a low shot into the internet.

The hosts were influenced by their objective and went trying to find more: Djiku saw a looping header go simply over the bar and Kudus, having actually been fed by alternative Benjamin Tetteh with a knock-down, shot directly into the arms of the goalkeeper.

Three minutes to full-time, Ayew covered things up for the Black Stars, heading house from a teasing ball from Baba Rahman to make it 3-1.

The 2 groups reunite in the reverse component in Harare on Tuesday.

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