Sporting activities News of Wednesday, 26 June 2019
Andre and Jordan Ayew ended up the two on target as 10-person Ghana ended up pressured to settle for a attract versus Benin at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Mickael Pote gave Benin a shock guide following two minutes but Black Stars captain Andre Ayew restored parity.
His more youthful brother Jordan fired Ghana in advance, but Pote gained the Squirrels a issue soon after John Boye was dismissed for a second yellow card.
Cameroon defeated Guinea-Bissau 2- in Team F’s other match on Tuesday.
Ghana arrived in Egypt as a person of the favourites for the title but were being carved open up for Benin’s opener, which came from the first serious attack of the contest.
Veteran striker Pote, who scored 16 objectives in 33 league appearances for Turkish club Adana Demirspor very last year, conquer two defenders before prodding the ball further than onrushing goalkeeper Richard Ofori.
The Black Stars’ reaction was practically immediate, even though, the elder Ayew brother finding the base corner with a deflected drive from the edge of the penalty box.
Jordan Ayew, who used the 2018-19 year on bank loan at Crystal Palace from Swansea Metropolis, capitalised on a lapse in concentration from Olivier Verdun to place Ghana ahead, in advance of Boye – who experienced been booked in the initial fifty percent – was demonstrated a second yellow card for time-wasting.
Benin before long made their numerical gain count, Pote firing residence his next of the video game subsequent a perfectly-labored corner to get paid the Squirrels their 2nd at any time level in the match.
4-time winners Ghana return to motion in opposition to Cameroon on Saturday evening (18:00 BST), while Benin facial area Guinea-Bissau in the day’s late recreation.
The Ayew brothers have been Ghana’s twin talismen for three Afcons now, but Benin gave them a chastening reminder that they can’t do every thing on their own.
Benin’s shock early purpose was a final result of nothing at all considerably less than Ghana throwing down a purple cloak and inviting them to place the ball into their purpose.
Then the Ayew brothers established to work, hauling Ghana into the successful placement they had been expecting – only for a lack of discipline to value them, as Boye was sent off ahead of an additional defensive lapse permit Pote get his second.
Benin ended up consistently at Ghana and truly could have gained it at the dying. Holders Cameroon could very well walk away with this group, but the combat for next area is now set up quite nicely in truth.