A poor opening in the kirin tournament in Japan where the Black Stars of Ghana lost heavily against the host nation, such defeat have been avoided today against chile [who also lost handsomely against Tunisia] as they wrestle-off in a goalless draw full time and won on 3-1 penalty shoot-outs.
A very challenging game for each side to crack the nut despite several chances created, Ghana was a little edge over the Chileans – dominant possession created more scoring opportunities but couldn’t break the deadlock nor the opposing team in a goalless draw. After promising halftime, the Black Stars failed to keep up in numbers – reduced to 9 by the 78th minute as the result of Clermont defender Alidu Seidu [who played at the right-back] miskick on a Chilean player and Mubarak Wakaso on multiple cards.
A worse moment for the Black Stars – Chile took advantage of the rest of the minutes and created more scoring opportunities but Ghana maintained composure forcing the game into penalties [No extra-time] which KAA Gent shot-stopper Abdul Manaf Nurudeen who deputies ahead of Lawrence Ati Zigi emerged as the hero If the day after saving two penalties to finish Ghana in the third place.
Jordan Ayew, Mohammed Kudus and Abdul Fatawu Issahaku were the ones who converted the penalties for Ghana likewise with Chile -Ronnie Fernandez out of the four takers.
Watch highlights below:
What are your thoughts on the performance of Ghana today after the highlights?.