GHANA BLACK STARS, KEEPS WINNING MOMENTUM: AFCON 2021 QUALIFIERS

Updated: Nov 20, 2019

• Jordan Ayew slotted home from the penalty spot as Ghana’s Black Stars beat the hosts Sào Tomé, 1-0 to keep their 100 per cent record intact, a victory that saw them scale top of Group C with six points, three ahead of second placed South Africa.

• Jordan Ayew stepped up to send the keeper the wrong way and break the deadlock from the spot five minutes after the break when Emmanuel Boateng was brought down by the keeper after he spilled a shot and the Ghanaian forward reacted quickest to it.

• Ghana's first clear attempt on goal was in the tenth minute when Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey sent Jordan Ayew through on goal but the Sao Tome goalkeeper claimed the ball.

• The black Stars had bossed the game and had the chances to win by an even bigger margin.

Familiar with the conditions of their pitch, Sao Tome started the match confidenttly in the opening five minutes, but they soon recoiled as the Black Stars ceased control of the game.

• Moments later, the Sào Tome goalkeeper nearly caused his side the opener when he  gifted the ball to Jordan Ayew, who found  Samuel Owusu. Samuel's shot was however blocked, and Emmanuel Boateng's attempt to fire in the rebound was flagged offside by the assistant referee.



Jordan Ayew slotted home from the penalty spot as Ghana’s Black Stars beat the hosts Sào Tomé, 1-0 to keep their 100 per cent record intact, a victory that saw them scale top of Group C with six points, three ahead of second placed South Africa.


Jordan Ayew stepped up to send the keeper the wrong way and break the deadlock from the spot five minutes after the break when Emmanuel Boateng was brought down by the keeper after he spilled a shot and the Ghanaian forward reacted quickest to it.


Ghana's first clear attempt on goal was in the tenth minute when Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey sent Jordan Ayew through on goal but the Sao Tome goalkeeper claimed the ball.


JORDAN AYEW STEPPED UP TO SEND THE KEEPER THE WRONG WAY AND BREAK THE DEADLOCK FROM THE SPOT FIVE MINUTES AFTER THE BREAK WHEN EMMANUEL BOATENG WAS BROUGHT DOWN BY THE KEEPER AFTER HE SPILLED A SHOT AND THE GHANAIAN FORWARD REACTED QUICKEST TO IT.

The black Stars had bossed the game and had the chances to win by an even bigger margin.

Familiar with the conditions of their pitch, Sao Tome started the match confidenttly in the opening five minutes, but they soon recoiled as the Black Stars ceased control of the game.


Moments later, the Sào Tome goalkeeper nearly caused his side the opener when he  gifted the ball to Jordan Ayew, who found  Samuel Owusu. Samuel's shot was however blocked, and Emmanuel Boateng's attempt to fire in the rebound was flagged offside by the assistant referee.


As the Black Stars continued to control the game and making incursions forward, the  hosts also intensified their resilience at the back. This made it increasingly difficult for the Stars to penetrate.


Just before the half hour mark, Gideon Mensah sent a teasing one in and Andre Ayew's header flew just off the bar.



And on the half hour mark, Ghana had a free kick from close range and Andre Ayews effort went over the bar.


The homeside held the Stars until the end of the first half.


Ghana started the second half strongly and just five minutes into the second half, the Sao Tome goalkeeper brought down Emmanuel Boateng and the referee whistled for a penalty, which Jordan Ayew converted calmly for the opener.


The Stars pressed on for the second goal to seal victory, but pitch conditions continued to make it difficult for the Black Stars to control the game the way they wanted.


Ghana made its first substitution in the 64th minute. Mohammed Kudus, who scored on his debut against South Africa, replaced Emmanuel Boateng. And in the 72nd minute, Christopher Antwi-Adjei made his debut when he came on for Samuel Owusu.


The Black Stars lowered the tempo and brought in Joseph Attameh for Iddrissu Baba in the closing stages of the game. They held on to their slender advantage for their second successive win in the qualifiers in as many games to go top of the table.


Ghana  line up:

Ofori, Yiadom, Mensah, Aidoo, Nuhu, Baba (Atameh) , A. Ayew, Partey, Owusu (Kudus), J. Ayew, Boatend (Antwi-Adjei).


Check the full highlights of the game below:


Tome-Principe vs Ghana Full Match


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