The Black Stars of Ghana have quite a tall mountain to climb in a bid to increase their chances of qualifying for the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Ghana in the last four editions have qualified three consecutive times, first in 2006 in Germany where they reached the round 16. The Red, Yellow and Green flag nation put up an improved performance in the 2010 edition in South Africa where they got eliminated at the quarter finals via the penalty shootouts against Uruguay.
Unfortunately there was a dip in output and and general performance at the 2014 edition in Brazil where Ghana exited at the group stage of a campaign embroiled in a financial confusion and went on to miss the 2018 version held in Russia.
Ghana’s aim to get the next World Cup slot saw them keep the chase on Group G leaders, South Africa with an emphatic 3-1 win over the log’s whipping boys, Zimbabwe at the Cape Coast Stadium Stadium last Saturday.
Mohammed Kudus’ 5th minute strike kept the Black Stars alive moving into the break of the third qualifying game.
A return from the break saw the Warriors pull level with captain Knowledge Musona from the spot kick with just just two minute played.
A rejuvenated Black Stars side shot themselves in front for the second time when Arsenal midfielder, Thomas Partey notched home the second goal after beating his marker on the 66th minutes.
Captain Andre Ayew who did come to the party that much managed to register his name on the score sheet with a thundering header following left back, Baba Rahman’s cross from the left side of the field with four minutes to full time.
The Black Stars per the victory have six points, one behind leaders, South Africa who nailed Ethiopia 3-1 away on game day three.
Ghana are guest to the Warriors in the return fixture of the double header in Harare on Tuesday and it should be a must win for the four time African champions.
Zimbabwe captain, Knowledge Musona however believes they have identified some weaknesses of the Black Stars which they will capitalize on to put brakes on Milovan Rajevac’s men.
“I think we have seen their weaknesses and also we are going to work on the positives that we got from the game.
“So we will try recover as much as possible to prepare for the next game because now we know how they play.
“So we are going to prepare accordingly and also try to improve on the things that we did wrong today [against Ghana].” Knowledge Musona said.