Ghana bounce back from opening defeat to beat Sudan

Friday, January 20th, 2023 00:30 | By
Ghana in action against Sudan. PHOTO/Courtesy

The Black Galaxies of Ghana recovered from their opening-day defeat at the CHAN tournament in Algeria to beat Sudan 3-1 in their second Group C game.

Despite conceding first, Ghana responded through Hearts of Oak defender Konadu Yiadom before teammates Daniel Afriyie Barnieh and Suraj Seidu sealed victory in the second half.

The game littered with VAR decisions saw a third goal from the Black Galaxies ruled out for offside, following a review.

Sudan got off to a great start and on the half-hour mark broke the deadlock through Al Gozoli Hussein Nooh Mohammed. Ghana came close through Afriyie Barnieh but the Sudanese goalkeeper was equal to the task with a fingertip save.

The Black Galaxies with the last action of the first half after Yiadom slotted home from a corner kick, which was first met by the head of Kofi Kordzi.

After the break, Ghana look more imposing and on the hour mark were awarded a penalty after a second look by the VAR.

Afriyie Barnieh sent the Sudanese goalkeeper the wrong way. The former Ghana U20 captain thought he has sealed victory after heading home for a second of the day, but the goal was ruled out for offside.

Coach Annor Walker replaced Kofi Kordzi and Sylvester Simba with Kwame Otu and Suraj Seidu. And in a dramatic end to the game, captain Afriyie Barnieh was sent off before goalkeeper Danlad Ibrahim saved Ghana twice in the dying minutes.

Just when the game was about to be over Seidu smashed home from inside the box to seal victory for Ghana.

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