What looks like a dream has come to pass for both countries competing in Group C of the ongoing African Cup of Nations, Ghana and Comoros.
However the Black Stars are the ones hit harder by the reality of this dream. The last time they were evicted at the early stages of the groupings was at the 25th Edition of AfCoN in 2006 held in Egypt. To their dismay, the senior national team has seen the shock of their life as they lost to Comoros today – something they did not expect and cannot fathom.
The Black Stars started very well in this match but were slapped with an early goal at the 4th minute by El Fardou Ben, the captain of Comoros. Although their performance in the game was overwhelming, Ghana could not score a goal in the first half of the match. Hopes of many Ghanaian supporters were dashed because the four times African cup of nation’s champions were at the verge of being defeated.
In the 25th minute, a struggle for the ball between Andre Ayew, the captain for Ghana and Ben Salith Boina, Comoros goalkeeper, resulted in a red card being issued to Andre Ayew, and was consequently dismissed from the game by the consultation of the VAR. Meanwhile, the goalkeeper himself, being hurt was also replaced by their second goalkeeper who equally performed better in the game.
The second half of the game saw more goals, owing to the fact that Comoros added a second goal, Ghana equalized by adding the third and the fourth goal, making the score line 2 – 2. Surprisingly, Comoros slapped the Black Stars with one more goal which sent them away in tears and hopes dashed. The score line was 3 – 2 against the Ghana Black Stars.
Comoros through hardwork,struggles and lessons well learnt has qualified to the next stage of the competition.
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