SIERRA LEONE 1-1 GHANA [FT]
0-1 Emmanuel Osei Banahene
1-1 Samura Fodey
46-90 mins: Sierra Leone took advantage of loss of concentration on the part of Black Stars to score an equalizer in the 94th minutes.
45-65 mins: Sierra Leaone starts the second half by mounting pressure on Ghana. Ernest Sowah was called to task around the 56th minute, and he delivered. Nsaidoo and Banahene have added some bite to Ghana’s attack, but the final blow is simply missing. Banahene worked a beautiful ball in Emmanuel Clottey could not make the connection. Banahene receives the ball and fires one home…..0-1 to Ghana
Second half begins with some changes for Ghana. Michael Nsaidoo on for Edwin Gyimah. Mohammed Sabato comes on for Amos Frimpong. Nii Adjei moved from RCM to CM, Nsaidoo to the right. Emmanuel Osei Banahene also comes on for Nathaniel Asamoah.
HALF TIME: Ghana has played fairly well. Akwasi Appiah must work a strategy around the Sierra Leone defense with his three attackers.
40-45 +2mins: Nathaniel Asamoah’s solo run and attempt on goal is saved by the goalkeeper Abib. Leone Stars warmed up into the game with Junior Wellington and Dauda playing some good football, but Nii Adjei and Edwin Gyimah held the midfield well.
21-40 mins: Ernest Sowah made his first major save. Continually, Awal Mohammed shouldered much of the Sierra Leone attack. At the 39th minute Awal pulled a super bicycle kick clearance. Ghana’s three-prong attack made up of Sadick Adam, Nathaniel Asamoah and Emmanuel Clottey continued to torment the Sierra Leone attack. Felix Baffuor fought hard to win balls.
0-20 mins: The first 20 minutes have been fairly balanced. Ghana B have piled up the pressure on the Leone Stars. They have had a couple of decent chances, but Emmanuel Clottey (C) needs a cool head, reduce the over-elaboration to to convert the chances. Ernest Sowah has not been tested as Frimpong and Awal have decently protected him from the Sierra Leon attack.
GHANA STARTING IX: Ernest Sowah, Awudu Nafiu, Awal Mohammed, Amos Akwasi Frimpong, Alfred Arthur, Edwin Gyimah, Emmanuel Baffuor, Daniel Nii Adjei, Nathaniel Asamoah, Emmanuel Clottey, Sadick Adam