Central African Republic and Madagascar, respectively, conceded a 1-1 draw with Ghana and Angola, in Group E of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, on June 5, 2022.
Hit the first day of qualifying for can 2023Central Africa and Madagascar this time conceded a tie on the second day in Group E. Whether in Luanda, where the Central Africans “welcomed” the Ghanaians, or in Mahamasina, where Madagascar welcomed the Angolans, the final score was 1-1.
Cods gem, Mensah shock
In Luanda, the Ghana Black Stars opened the scoring in the 17th minute. Thanks to a good triangle play on the right wing, midfielder Mohamed Kudus had enough time to make a left-footed shot that ended its path into the net on the opposite side: 0-1.
The Ghanaians were clearly dominant in the match, but were penalized in the 40th minute when they lost a ball in the center circle. Karl Namnganda, run deep, outrun the opponent’s defense and set goalkeeper Lawrence Ati-Zigi with a powerful shot: 1-1.
Just before an hour passed, the match was interrupted after an air duel that went wrong between Peter Gennari and Jonathan Mensah. The Central African defender was seriously injured in the head, while the Ghanaian stopper was taken in an ambulance to the hospital.
Despite the support of the Malagasy people
In Mahamasina, left winger Loic Labusin took advantage of Hugo Marquez’s dangerous exit to score in the cage that the Angolan goalkeeper left empty (1-0, 35). But in the 42nd minute, the Angolans equalized when attacking midfielder Freddy fell to the right before sending a cross to the far post taken from a diving header by midfielder Gelson Dalla (1-1, 44).
Despite the support of their audience, Barea had to settle a small point. After two days of qualifying, they finished last in the standings, behind Fauves du Bas-Oubangui (one point). Ghana is ranked first with 4 points, ahead of Angola with 4 points as well.
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