AFCON 2021: Ghana Black Stars record painful 1-0 defeat to Morocco

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The Ghana Black Stars have recorded a painful 1-0 defeat in the hands of Morocco in their opening 2021 AFCON Group C match at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo in Yaounde on Monday evening.

 

Tactical changes from coach Vahid Halilhodzic led to an increase in pace of the game perhaps leading the Morrocan’s to have narrowly miss post by an inch five minutes into the second half. Eventually, goalkeeper Yasin Bonu in post for Morroco was called in action denying defender Joseph Paintsil’s beautiful strike perhaps on the 75′ hour mark.

 

Sofiane Boufal twisted and turned his way through the Ghana backline beating Alexander Djiku and Daniel Amartey in the process before unleashing a fierce drive that beat Joseph Wollacott to give the Moroccans the lead.

 

Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac side created few chances in a highly tactical game that saw both teams play with caution.

 

Triple substitution for Ghana on the 86′ minute saw Joseph Paintsil make way for Abdul Fatawu Issahaku whiles Jordan Ayew, Kamaldeen Sulemana both were given to Daniel Kofi Kyere and Emmanuel Tetteh respectively as Richmond Boakye Yiadom also came for Thomas Partey but at the end, did not yeild to fruition.

 

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