2026 WCQ: Ayew’s Late Strike Earns Ghana 2-1 Win Away To Mali

2026 WCQ: Ayew’s Late Strike Earns Ghana 2-1 Win Away To Mali

A stoppage time goal from Jordan Ayew earned Ghana’s Black Stars a 2-1 win away to Mali in Group I of the 2026 FIFa World Cup qualifiers on Thursday.

The Black Stars, now on six points, moved up to second position while Mali are third on four points.

It was Ghana’s second win after three games (one defeat against leaders Comoros) in the group.

Mali took the lead in one minute of first half stoppage time through Kamory Doumbia.

The Black Stars drew level in the 58th minute thanks to Ernest Nuamah before Ayew snatched the later winner on 94 minutes.

They will host Central Africa Republic on matchday 4 on Monday, 10 June.

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  • Seedorf 6 days ago

    Congrats to the black stars of Ghana

  • Selfmade KING 6 days ago

    Yall remembered when I said when it comes to the wc, Mali is our bitches lol there’s it

    We beat them whenever we want to 

    • You don’t write off the black stars of Africa just yet! A typical Compact away game. Well done to the boys

      • Selfmade KING 6 days ago

        We shouid have buried them with goals today 

      • Onero 6 days ago

        Jordan Ayew is doing well. Ghanaians should let the Ayew family breath. It is unfair to treat Dede the way he was treated.
        He sacrificed a lot for mother Ghana and thus should be retired ceremoniously

        • Selfmade KING 6 days ago

          It wasn’t Dede ayew that played that compact game for us tonight!

          It was the young blood and we say good bye to Dede ayew! 

          No man can played forever 

  • Kanayo 6 days ago

    CAR is next lets see what you can offer

    • We will beat them convincingly to take control of the group. This coach shouldn’t have left in the first place. His tactics and substitutions were spot on. I think he will take us far

      • Dr. Drey 6 days ago

        Your husbands (Comoros) are looking more like the ones likely to be in control of that group both in the short and in the long run.

        • Selfmade KING 6 days ago

          They are coming to Ghana and we ll destroy them!

          Mark this down 

          • Dr. Drey 6 days ago

            They would have opened up a 5-point gap at the top of the table before then……LMAOoo. Destroying them or not would not mean anything by then.

  • TONY 6 days ago

    The last time we met Mali and that was not that long ago, they toyed with us in a 2-0 victory. It should have been more. Though, it was an exhibition match.
    Ghana is a footballing nation. Resenting them won’t change that.

  • Bobo Colorado Springs 6 days ago

    Congrats to the black stars of Ghana!!

  • Ndubest 6 days ago

    Congratulations to them they did well. Let the best team go to world cup. Algeria is most likely missing out again

  • Congratulations Ghana. Congratulations Self-made king and Yaw. A great victory. Keep it up. But tell your team to be mindful of Dr Drey comments above. Commoros can surprise you in Ghana o. I pray it doesn’t happen anyway.

  • Greenturf 5 days ago

    Congratulations Ghana!I saw the game and must say i was impressed by your performance.
    You have a very good coach in Otto-Ado,and i like the way he set up your team.
    Good-luck for the rest of the qualifiers..

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