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CHAN 2022: Ghana beat Sudan to boost qualification chances



Ghana exhibited a five star display to beat Sudan 3-1 in their second group game of the ongoing 2022 African Nations Championship to enhance their qualification chances.

The Black Galaxies with an attacking approach, David Abagna combined beautifully with Barnieh to hit but was blocked at close range by captain Salaheldin Nemer.

Sudan with a quick dangerous response but a great interception from Konadu Yiadom resulted their threat to a wasted corner kick.
The Secretarybirds came very close to scoring on the 9th minute after Mohamed Yousif was played through with a decent ball but his effort went off the woodwork. That was close!
Ghana’s first dangerous attempts was recorded on the 19th minute, Agyapong crossed to Jonah Attuquaye whose follow up hit went off the crossbar. Just unlucky!
And finally Sudan broke the deadlock on the 31st minute through Al-Gozoli Nooh after a very beautiful build up.
Ghana finally got the equalizer at the stroke of half time through Konadu Yiadom who punched on a loose clearance to struck pass goalkeeper Ali Aboeshren.
Back from recess, Annor Walker’s men resumed on another higher note, firing from all angles in search for the opener
The Black Galaxies given a penalty on the 59th minute after Ahmed Ahmed stepped on his foot in the box. Daniel Afriyie Barnieh stepped up and scored beautifully to hand Ghana the lead for the first time in the game.
The Falcons tried responding quickly with some attacks but the resolute backline of Ghana had all those checked.
Sudan awarded a free kick at a very advantageous position but Ahmed Ahmed delivery was too wide beyond the reach of the goalkeeper.
Ghana looked like sealing the win on the 79th minute after Daniel Afriyie Barnieh tapped in at a close range from Kofi Kordzi’s cross. The goal was later ruled out.
The Sudanese nearly caused a heartbreak after scoring in tbe additional time but their goal didn’t stand after a foul was instead awarded against Mohamed Abdrahman.
Ghana’s captain Daniel Afriyie Barnieh was shown a red card on the 90+6 minutes after stepping on the foot of an opposing player.
Few moments after, Jonah Attuquaye sets up substitute Suraj to complete the win. It ended 3-1 for Ghana after full time.

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