Follow the live updates in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier between Zimbabwe vs Ghana from the National Sports Stadium in Harare.
Ghana requires three points in order to keep the pace with top-of-the-table South Africa in the race for qualification , and they are likely to be all-out to win again against Zimbabwe.
The Black Stars have been rejuvenated by the re-appointment Milovan Rajevac. The Serbian manager is hoping to recreate his heroics from 2010.
In spite of their current struggles, Zimbabwe can cause some trouble on their home field as evidenced by their performance in the opening game.
We are however betting on the visitors to win victory thanks to their highly talented attacking line-up.
Zimbabwe vs Ghana Head-to-Head
The two teams have fought at seven times in the past. Ghana have more wins with four victories to their credit.
Two of the previous matches ended with the two teams sharing the spoils, while the hosts won in only one instance.
Their last meeting was in the first game of their double-header match on Saturday, when two goals in the second half, resulting in Ghana's 3-1 triumph in Cape Coast
Ghana are currently on a winless run , and anything short of winning could mean they are out of the race to qualify for Qatar 2022. Ghana have been able to win two of their last five games.
Zimbabwe form guide: L-L-D-L-L
Ghana form guide: W-L-W-D-L
Starting line up
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— Ghana Football Association (@ghanafaofficial) October 12, 2021
FIRST XI vs GHANA
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— Zimbabwe Football Association (@online_zifa) October 12, 2021
The two teams are lined up on the pitch for national anthem
Players exchanging pleasantries before the start of the match
Zimbabwe with the first kick of the game
02’ Kamaldeen tries to take the player on but loses possession
08’ Mohammed Kudus commits a foul, referee whistles
10’ Kamaldeen beats his marker gets into the box, tries to find the lower post but goalkeeper produces a save. Corner kick
It’s Zimbabwe 0-1 Ghana
14’ Referee whistles for a foul against Baba Rahman
16’ Poor cross from Baba Rahman into the box which goes out for a throw in
23’ CHANCE: Billiant sends in a cross but finds no one in the box to connect
24’ Poor pass from Baba Rahman to the goalkeeper , Jojo Wollacot, however he saves the situation for Ghana as Zimbabwe captain rushes onto the ball
30’ Ghana awarded a free kick after Baba Rahman is brought down
32’ Goal oooo Thomas Partey scores from the free kick
43’ Daniel Amartey hits a rebound, the ball has been cleared off the line. Baba Rahman misses. Zimbabwe left off the hook
45’ It’s Zimbabwe 0-1 Ghana
Second half underway
48’ Kamaldeen Sulemana with a chance but referee whistles for a foul
50’ Mohammed Kudus hits the woodwork with his effort
60’ Substitution- Kamaldeen Sulemana- OFF
Daniel Kofi Kyereh- IN
68’ It’s a free kick for Ghana in a dangerous position for the Zimbabweans
Ball quickly taken but Daniel Kofi Kyereh tries to find the corner of the post ball goes wide.
71’ It’s Zimbabwe 0-1 Ghana
73’ Djiku goes to the ground seems to have picked up an injury
He has been substituted as Joseph Aidoo takes his place
80’ It’s Zimbabwe 0-1 Ghana
84’ Black Stars make three substitutions Andre Ayew, Caleb Ekuban and Samuel Owusu comes in
90’ We are doing three minutes of additional time
Ghana still leading the tie
It’s all over at the National Stadium in Harare
FT- Zimbabwe 0-1 Ghana