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World Cup qualifiers: Goalkeeper howler assists Ghana with beating Ethiopia

Ghana vs EthiopiaGhana acquired a 1-0 victory over Ethiopia because of a howler from visiting goalkeeper Teklemariam Shanko as Black Stars got their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying effort looking winning so far on Friday evening at the Cape Coast Stadium.

Notwithstanding Ghana’s predominance, they had neglected to inconvenience the shot-plug until Mubarak Wakaso hit a shot from long reach which Shanko let the ball through his hands and legs into the rear of the net.

The 34th-minute objective settled the experience for Charles Akonnor’s side who are presently top of Group G after South Africa and Zimbabwe played out a goalless draw prior in the day.

Ethiopia verged on grabbing a point in the withering ashes yet goalkeeper Richard Ofori who was showing up since December 2020, made a decent save and was assisted by Leicester City protector Daniel Amartey who forestalled a bounce back.

Shanko was subbed a moment after the halftime break with his substitution Fasil Gebremichael saving Jordan Ayew’s very much taken freekick near the case before he pulled off a twofold save in the 73rd moment to deny Yaw Yeboah and Andre Ayew individually.

The Black Stars took care of business by taking three focuses however Akonnor knows there is a great deal of work to be done in light of the fact that his players were not persuading. They should work on in the following game against South Africa booked for Monday, September 6.

Akonnor will send an exhausted crew to Johannesburg. Jordan Ayew, Daniel Amartey, Baba Rahaman, Andy Yiadom and Jeffrey Schlupp – every one of the five who began the present game – have been precluded on the grounds that South Africa are on UK’s Covid-19 red rundown.

Germany-based pair Daniel Kofi Kyereh who made his introduction on Friday and Braydon Manu are likewise out of the conflict because of a similar explanation.

Akonnor can anyway rely on commander Andre Ayew, goalscorer Mubarak Wakaso, key midfielder Baba Iddrisu, and focus backs Alexander Djiku and Jonathan Mensah for the match.

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