Report: Ayew helps Ghana avoid embarrassment

Published On 06/09/2014 | By Theo Sakyi | AFCON, Africa, Ghana, International, Latest News, Top Stories

Ghana huffed and puffed to a 1-1 draw against Uganda in Kumasi after going behind in the first half.

Administrators, coaching and playing staff have all come under criticism after Ghana left Brazil in disgrace, and today’s performance will surely add fuel to the fire.

Tonny Mawejje gave Uganda, ranked 45 places below the Black Stars, the lead as the first half was drawing to a close and Andre Ayew put away a fortunately-awarded penalty to salvage a draw for Ghana.

Ghana started brightly and Denis Onyango was forced to make a saves from an Abdul Majeed Waris header and an Asamoah Gyan free-kick.

The Black Stars still struggled to create chances as a compact side managed by Milutin Sredojevic defended resolutely.

Just before half-time Mawejje put Uganda ahead when his strike from outside the box bounced in front of Fatau Dauda and nestled into the corner of the net. The Chippa United stopper should have done better.

Ghana rallied at the start of the second half and earned a penalty soon after the restart. Waris went down in the box after Christian Atsu found him with a lovely pass to earn the Black Stars a dubious penalty. Ayew sent Onyango the wrong way to level the score.

Kwesi Appiah’s side created a few half chances but couldn’t force a winner as Uganda defended in an organised fashion. They now travel to Togo for their qualifier on Wednesday, while Uganda entertain Guinea.

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