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WC Qualification Africa

  • 24 March 2013
  • • 18:00
  • • Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi
  • Referee: A. Raphael
  • • Attendance: 38000

Live Commentary

  • And it's all over here at the Kumasi Stadium. Ghana narrow gap to be on course to Brazil 2014
  • 89'
    Four minutes of time added on. The Black Stars have reduced the game into a walking pace. So, so relaxed. Is this a training session. The Sudanese are just looking on.
  • 87'
    It's moment of frenzy at the Baba Yara Stadium now. Ghana on top now. Chances upon chances for the Black Stars in this last few minutes. Waris is the man to watch at the moment. Brilliant game he's had so far.
  • 83'
    Goal Badu
  • 83'
    Yellow Card Abdul Majeed Waris
  • 82'
    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL..... It's four for Ghana. Badu is the man. Waris made the assist. That was a neat cross from the Spartak Moscow man and the Udinese midfielder connected well.
  • 80'
    Goal Abdul Majeed Waris
  • 79'
    Goooooal from Waris. Brilliant cross from Asante and that was a powerful header
  • 76'
    Kissi Boateng cuts in and he finds himself in the Sudanese box. Passes to Waris and oh no the Moscow striker slips.
  • 74'
    Kwadwo Asamoah, acting captain at the moment, has been so quiet today. It appears Ghana are content with their two-goal lead.
  • 72'
    There seems to be no serious test on the Ghana goalkeeper, Fatau Dauda, in this last 20 minutes. The pace of the game has also slowed a bit. Could it be fatigue.
  • 66'
    SubstitutionMohammed Rabiu Emmanuel Frimpong
  • 66'
    And Rabiu Mohammed makes way for Emmanuel Frimpong. The Fulham midfielder is making his debut for Ghana at the place of his birth. He has played for the junior sides of England and switched nationality last year.
  • 64'
    PENALTY! Ooops, referee says no. He has booked Waris for simulation. That was a bad call to be honest.
  • 62'
    Sudan are putting up more fight after the interval. The Ghanaians are doing a lot of recovery.
  • 60'
    Cross from Sudan into Ghana's goal mouth. Great anticipation from Esperance's Harrison Afful who blocks the ball and clears the area to save the Black Stars from any threat.
  • 57'
    Free kick to Ghana. Wakaso with the cross. Goes past everyone, but Ghana manage to get the ball. Agyemang-Badu gets it in the box and that was a very feeble cross from the Udinese man.
  • 55'
    Sudan are now into the game. They seem to be weaving their way through Ghana's defence. The ball has been cleared out though.
  • 53'
    SubstitutionAsamoah Gyan Badu
  • 53'
    Solomon Asante of TP Mazembe comes on for Muntari. Strange. The AC Milan midfielder doesn't look so happy. Anyway, Coach Kwesi Appiah might have a technical eye that we don't. And Agyemang Badu comes on for Gyan.
  • 52'
    SubstitutionSulley Muntari S. Asante
  • 51'
    Striker Gyan is in pains now. He is off the pitch now... Here is Sudan with a cross. Vorsah blocks it. Clears the ball and game resumes from the middle.
  • 49'
    The Ghanaians need to be careful. So much space being given. Lovely display here before the packed home fans between Gyan, Wakaso and Asamoah.
  • 47'
    It's been a 50-50 situation in the first few minutes. And Sudan have a chance to pull one back. That was poor. The player shot wide.
  • 46'
    SubstitutionAla'a Eldin Yousif Ragei Abdalla
  • 45'
    We are back. Sudan have made a change. Ghana kick the ball and let's hope for more goals.
  • 45'
    Yellow Card Nizar Hamid
  • 45'
    Referee A. Raphael‎ whistles for the interval. Ghana as it looks are second on the table with six points with Zambia on top with seven. We'll be back shortly. Let's continue with the half time talk on twitter: @kentmensah
  • 44'
    Two minutes of time added on. Free kick to Ghana. Sudan have had a second yellow here in Kumasi.
  • 43'
    Yellow Card Ala'a Eldin Yousif
  • 42'
    First yellow recorded for the day. Yousif Alidin goes into the referee's book
  • 39'
    GOAL!!! Wakaso makes it two for Ghana. Great cross from Harrison Afful from the right. That was excellent and the Espanyol man well connected it into the Sudanese net.
  • 38'
    Goal Wakaso
  • 34'
    Kwadwo Asamoah with the ball. Finds Muntari. What can he do with this? Ooops, that was way off target with his right foot.
  • 25'
    Well we are back after a technical hitch. Apologies.
  • 19'
    Goal Asamoah Gyan
  • 15'
    A Sudanese player is down now. The game has been halted briefly
  • 11'
    Free kick for Ghana. That looks close. Can the four-time Africa champions be in the lead now. Muntari and Gyan are behind the ball. Oh noooo, that was way too wide.
  • 9'
    The Nile Crocodiles have had three dangerous free kicks, but have failed to utilise any of them. Meanwhile, Waris is causing trouble upfront and seem to be gelling well with Gyan.
  • 7'
    FREE KICK to Sudan. What can they make of it. It's a few metres away from the 18-yeard box. Ghana's defence are on the alert and the ball has been headed out.
  • 5'
    Gyan sets up Spartak Moscow's Waris. He beats the defence, but the Sudanese goalkeeper handled it so well.
  • 4'
    The Sudanese are not allowing the Ghanaians space to operate, but the Black Stars are building up slowly from the middle.
  • 2'
    Both teams seem to mean business. The two goalkeepers have been tried already in the first two minutes.
  • 1'
    Sudan kick the ball and we are off
  • The teams are in. Ghana: Dauda, Afful, Kissi, Boye, Vorsah, Mohammed, Muntari, Asamoah, Wakaso, Waris, Gyan. Sudan: Mahgoub, Tahir, Gabir, Agab, Kamal, Abdallah, Hamid, Musa, Bashir, Yousif, Ali
  • The teams are in. Ghana: Dauda, Afful, Kissi, Boye, Vorsah, Mohammed, Muntari, Asamoah, Wakaso, Waris, Gyan. Sudan: Mahgoub, Tahir, Gabir, Agab, Kamal, Abdallah, Hamid, Musa, Bashir, Yousif, Ali
  • Welcome to's live coverage of this World Cup qualifier between Ghana and Sudan at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi. My name is Kent Mensah and I will be guiding you through the action this afternoon. And you can communicate with me via Twitter: @Kentmensah