After a slim win against Ethiopia, the Black Stars had one qualification game at hand against South Africa as all attention and focus was on Coach Milo and his boys to change the faith of situations as the stars had lowest chances of qualifying by proving their mettle.
Ghana needed a crucial win to book their ticket to qualify from the red zone to the play offs while South Africa should have also avoided lose to penetrate into the play offs.
The captain of the side Andrew Morgan Dede Ayew made his 100th appearance for the Black Stars in today’s game scoring a total of 22 goals in his entire career for the Black Stars securing a glory and an important win for the stars today.
Andrew Ayew broke the deadlock of the game by scoring from a penalty spot in the 33rd minute following Daniel Amatey’s superb performance to hand the team the penalty.
The South Africans gave Ghana a tough time but Ghana tried very harder to increase their tally but to no avail. In the period of second half, South Africa press harder as they grab several chances. Percy Tau had two successive opportunities, first firing a free kick from the range which went straight into the stopper’s arm while he also shot from the edge of the area saved by the goalkeeper again.
With all their opponent efforts to pull a goal, team Ghana defended with their last breath to protect their one goal and proceed to the next round
In the running time of the game, player Kamaldeen Sulemana missed a glorious opportunity when the bafana bafana goalstopper was out of his position. South Africa kept on with more pressure on the Black Stars in the dying minutes of the second half yet could not get the equalizer.
Ghana leveled up with same points with South Africa thus 13 in group G, But the black stars were lucky enough to have made it through to the next phase with a goal difference rule. Ghana will meet one of these countries for the play offs; Senegal, Morocco, Egypt, Mali or DR Congo.