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2023 AFCONQ: Black Stars Maintain Top Spot After Draw At Central African Republic

2023 AFCONQ: Black Stars Maintain Top Spot  After Draw At Central African Republic

The Black Stars of Ghana maintained first position in Group E, after holding Central African Republic (CAR) to a 1-1 draw away in their second game of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Sunday.

Muhammed Kudus opened scoring for the Black Stars in the 17th but CAR equalized through Karl Namnganda four minutes before the end of the first half.

The draw takes leaders Black Stars’ points tally to four after two games played so far in the qualifying series while CAR are third on just a point.

In the group’s other game, Angola forced Madagascar to a 1-1 draw, to tie on the same points with Ghana but are second on inferior goals difference.

While Ghana will host Angola on match day three in September, Central African Republic will be guests to Madagascar also in the same month.

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Meanwhile, Ghana defender Jonathan Mensah was rushed to the hospital after sustaining a serious injury in Sunday’s qualifier against CAR.

The centre back came off worse after colliding with CAR’s Peter Guinari in the Black Stars penalty box just after the hour mark.

Mensah could not get back to his feet and had to be stretched off into a waiting ambulance as both players had to be treatment on the field.

Guinari had his head bandaged and was immediately substituted by the CAR bench.

In Group J, Botswana denied Tunisia from making it two wins from two games after holding the North Africans to a goalless draw.

Despite the draw, Tunisia too the group on four points while Botswana registered their first point in the qualifiers.

And in Group D, Malawi got their qualifying campaign off to a perfect start following a 2-1 home win against Ethiopia.

The group’s other fixture will see AFCON record winners Pharaohs of Egypt welcome Guinea later on Sunday.

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  • Chima E Samuels 2 years ago

    It’s high time we respect ourselves in the quest of looking for traffic and multiple comments, kindly cease giving us news that doesn’t concern Nigeria this is becoming disgusting Complete Sports.

    • @Chima, I beg oo, CS na your papa dey own am? Who are you to tell them what they should report on? Will you have complained if they had written about England? I don’t subscribe to all of @selfmade’s style, but if you show open hatred like this towards Ghana, we are forced to respond in equal measure. Stop the stupidity and there will be peace here and don’t tell me to leave here. I will come back! God bless Ghana-Naija

  • It doesn’t concern you you say. They are only trying to remind you guys of the team you thought is a minor and want the earth to let loose because Rohr eagles lost to them during qualifier. They said they will shock Ghana and they did. So completesports know the message they are passing accros

    • Chima E Samuels 2 years ago

      Draw is not a shock CS should focus on other news and leave Ghana alone and their players. This one too is not argument.

      • @Chima, why don’t you elect yourself as the news editor for CS? Masa go and drink a chilled cook and relax!

  • Prince charming 2 years ago

    Thank you tayo tell them

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