Kickoff (Cape Town)

20 November 2008

Ghana: Black Stars Draw

Ghana's Black Stars drew goalless against Tunisia at the Ohene Djan Stadium in Accra as both sides got preparations for the next stage of World Cup qualifiers off the ground.

A sizeable crowd watched as both sides depleted by whole sale changes grounded out the result in an eventful game.

Tunisia started the better of the two sides creating the better openings minutes. They were finding a lot of spaces behind the Ghana defence and on more than one occasion in the opening ten minutes, goalkeeper Richard Kingson had to race off his goal line to effect clearances.

Under ten minutes Benyahia Jamel hit the post from two yards with a poor connection after the Ghana defence had been flatfooted by Ali Zituoni's cross.

It took 18 minutes before the Black Stars carved a first opening. Captain Stephen Appiah floated in a free kick that was met by Prince Tagoe in the starting line up ahead of Junior Agogo but his connection went wide.

A minute later Andrea Dede Ayew, in the side for the first time since the 2008 Nations Cup combined well with Stephen Appiah before the captain's connection went wide.

Ghana later had the ball in the net but the referee ruled there had been a foul on Tunisia goalkeeper Hamdi Kasraoui before Tagoe's connection to Dede Ayew's cross.

Tagoe was provider sixty second later after his disallowed goal when he pulled out for Matthew Amoah whose connection struck the post.

Milovan Rajevac rung the changes for the second half bringing on Junior Agogo, Quincy Owusu- Abeyie, Samuel Inkoom, Haminu Dramani and Sam Yeboah.

But the Black Stars continued to be poor with their passing off colour and their finishing lacking bite.

There were spells when the fans booed the passing of Haminu Dramani for the poor quality of his passing but he was not the only Ghanaian player off form on the evening.

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