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AFCON 2019: Ghana ends 1st match with disappointing draw

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Andre Ayew and Jordan Ayew were in scoring form as 10-man Ghana’s Black Stars were forced to a 2-2 draw by Benin’s Squirrels in their opening Group F clash on Tuesday, June 25, at at Ismailia Stadium in Egypt.

The encounter saw Benin take the lead after two minutes of action through Mickael Pote, who outran Ghanaian defenders before poking home the opener inside the box, to silent Black Stars fans.

Seven minutes later, Andre Ayew, levelled scores for Ghana off an assist from his brother Jordan to see the scoreboard read Ghana 1-1 Benin after 10 minutes of football. 

Boye was dismissed after a controversial second booking in the 54th minute for apparent time-wasting, giving Benin the impetus to secure a point nine minutes later through Pote’s second of the game.

Benin then took advantage of John Boye’s red card to secure a 2:2 draw.

Ghana is to face Cameroon in Group F on Saturday, while Benin face Guinea-Bissau on the same day.

 

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