2023 AFCON Qualifiers: Ghana draw with Angola to keep qualification hopes alive

Ghana draw with Angola to keep qualification hopes alive

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Ghana managed to share points with Angola at the Estadio 11 de Novem­bro in Luanda on Monday afternoon following a 1-1 draw.

The Palancas Negras of Angola were hopeful of stunning the Black Stars with a win but that failed to materialise due to how compatible the visitors looked from defense through to attack.

Chris Hughton charges dominated play despite failing to hit a shot on target in the first 24 minutes whiles watching Angola hit three with Goalkeeper Lawrence Ati push one over the bar and two going straight into his arms.

After holding Angola on for a goalless draw, it was time to repackage for a better second half but unfortunately the visitors conceived a penalty just five minutes into the half. With precision and power the host were infront, with Lucas Joao kick.

An hour past without Ghana making any incursion upfront till substitutions begun to take effect with the introduction of Joseph Painstil taking over from Iñaki Williams, Kamaldeen Sulemana for Antonio Semenyo.

Ghana begun to mount pressure on the homers who kept sweating over the pass of the two substitutes, as they kept tormenting their wide spaces for a level.

KRC Genk forward Joseph Paintsil after starting a very beautiful build-up from the center-right of Ghana’s attack, spotted Kamaldeen Sulemana who dashed it back with a touch. Paintsil laid it before Osman Bukari to settle discourse in the 72nd minute.

At full time, Ghana had a point to show for their work at the Estadio 11 de Novembro in Luanda.

The draw means, Ghana still sit top of Group E with 8 points whiles Angola moves with 5 points but third after match week 4 fixtures. Central African Republic takes the 2bd position with 7 points having beaten Madagascar. 

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Story Kolog Bonaventure

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