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Warriors Lose 3-1 To Ghana As Hopes For World Cup Qualification Fade

9 October 2021

The Warriors were beaten 3-1 by the Black Stars of Ghana in a 2022 World Cup qualifier that was played at the Cape Coast Stadium in Ghana on Saturday evening.

The Ghanaians drew first blood in the 5th minute of the first half through Mohammed Kudus before Warriors captain Knowledge Musona equalised from the penalty spot in the 49th minute.

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However, the Black Stars restored their lead in the 66th minute through a Tomas Partey strike, before Andrew Ayew confirmed the West Africans' superiority with the third goal in the 87th minute.

In another Group G match played earlier on Saturday, South Africa extended their lead at the top of the Group with a 3-1 win over Ethiopia in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.

Bafana now lead the group on seven points at the halfway mark of the first round of the qualifying campaign for Qatar.

Ghana are second on 6 points after beating Ethiopia in their first match and losing 1-0 to South Africa, with Ethiopia on third spot with 3 points following a 1-0 win over Zimbabwe.

The Warriors are bottom of the group, with only 1 point from the 0-0 draw with Bafana Bafana in September.

On Tuesday, South Africa host Ethiopia at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg at 6 PM, while Zimbabwe host Ghana at the National Sports Stadium in Harare at 3 PM.

Ghana XI: J. Wollacott (GK) , D. Amartey, J. Mensah, A. Djiku, B. Rahman, T. Partey, A. Ayew (c) , M. Kudus, I. Fatawu, K. Sulemana, J. Ayew.

Warriors XI: W. Arubi (GK), T. Darikwa, O. Bhasera, K. Madzongwe, M. Nakamba, T. Kamusoko, M. Munetsi, J. Zemura, P. Chikwende, K. Musona (c), K. Mutizwa.

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