Black Stars struggle to beat Comoros 2:0

BY: Isaac Yeboah
Mubarak Wakaso, opened the scores for Ghana

The Black Stars of Ghana made the most of their not too impressive second leg 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying encounter against Comoros at the Baba Yara Stadium, banging in two unanswered goals.

The Stars, led by a rather slow Captain Asamoah Gyan, scored each half of the game courtesy Mubarak Wakaso (17th) and Jordan Ayew (85th) to keep the Stars campaign on track.

The two sides had played to a pulsating goalless game in the first leg in Moroni last Friday, and the visitors had hoped to top-up their first leg gallant showing and possibly, clinch a win.

But that confidence, which saw the Comorans on many instances threaten the Ghanaians’ goal area, all fizzled out as the Black Stars picked their chances in a game played on a slippery pitch rendered so by rains.

The game had been played against the backdrop of a below average outing by the Black Stars in the first leg, a perception fueled by the optimism of the Ghanaians to make amends and to put Les Cœlacanthethe in their proper place. That desire found voice in the skipper of the side, Asamoah Gyan and many others in the team, who had vowed to go all out for a goal harvest.

Indeed many had expected a goal harvest by the Black Stars, who soon found out that no other nation remained a pushover in the game of football. 

Comoros' Omar Mdahoma was shown a second yellow card and a consequent red with eight minutes to play. He had picked the first in the 53rd minute while his compatriot Fouad Bachirou also picked the yellow in the 70th minute. Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu had earlier in the 39th minute been booked as well.