AFCON: Ghana Draws Against Gabon In A Dramatic Game

Ghana Black Stars drew 1-1 with Gabon in the group’s second match at the ongoing Africa Cup Of Nations in Cameroon. Subsequent to losing their first game against the North Africans Morocco, the Black Stars on Friday January 14, set up an impressive performance in the game against Gabon in the first half.

Although, the team still needs to deal with the striking department, the players were moderately forceful and played like their lives depended on the match. Ghana’s goalkeeper Joseph Wallocot was this time, confident contrasted with the first game against Morocco. The defense was similarly incredible, and the midfield appeared to be rigorous.

The forward might have been better, especially when the captain Dede Ayew was fit, but the physical force of the Gabonese forestalled Dede Ayew and Jordan to push forward. Be that as it may, as astute as the Ghana skipper is, he capitalised on through pass from midfielder Thomas Partey, and quickly convoluted and scored a beautiful long reach shot into the net in the 18th minute, leaving the Gabonese goalkeeper to stun.

The first half was extremely physical, as the Gabonese players were exceptionally solid and continued to push down the Ghanaian players, as the referee looked on unconcerned. Ghana’s moves were halted 100% of the time by these solid and rugged Gabon side with series of fouls on Ghana.

Ghana later took the game to the Gabonese, as they step by step built up their speed, and played more than 55% of possession as against their opponent. The Black Stars went to the changing room with a lone goal. The last part was very interesting for the Stars, as Gabon came in unequivocally.

Ghana also skiped back strongly, but lost one of their defenders Baba Iddrisu to injury in the 62nd minute. Ghana’s opponent were ‘ablaze’ fighting to level, but the Black Stars continued to stop them.

At this point, the two teams were not threatening one another, until the 88th minute when Gabon’s Alevina, equalised with an incredible shot after beating Ghana’s defenders. Alevina entered the 18 box, and beat Ghana’s goalkeeper. The Black Stars did their best to get a winner, but it was past the point of no return.

Be that as it may, the Black Stars got an encouragement, with the Captain of the side Dede Ayew emerging as the Man Of The Match. Ghana is in a dicy circumstance for qualification to the next round of the competition.

Meanwhile former Captain of Ghana’s National team, who is also the all-time top scorer of the Black Stars, has expressed disappointment in the current team. According to Gyan, they can’t be conceding in the last minute all the time.

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