Afcon 2019: Ghana Player Ratings against Cameroon

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The much anticipated tussle between the Indomitable Lions and Black Stars turned out to be a rather dull goalless draw. Goal rates Ghana's players

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    Richard Ofori: 7/10

    The South African based goalminder had precious little to do on the day but was equal to the task every time he was called into action. A superb close-range save to deny Christian Bassogog the opener in the first half remains the highlight of his night. 

     

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    Andy Yiadom: 6/10

    Despite some nervy moments in his matchup against a trickster (Clinton Njie), Yiadom had a decent outing and even had a chance to snatch the three points on offer for the Black Stars, but indecisiveness was his downfall all night long.
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    Baba Rahman: 6/10

    Like Yiadom, Rahman was up against a trickster (Christian Bassogog) but he did well to nullify all the dangers possessed by the 2017 MVP. He lost possession carelessly in the 41st minute and was nearly punished. Ofori's wonderful save had bailed him out.
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    Jonathan Mensah: 8/10

    Mensah was a pillar of the Black Stars' backline with some timeous interceptions and two goalbound crucial blocks. His well-timed tackle from behind put off Karl Toko-Ekambi who was already through on goal, while the defender - standing in for suspended John Boye - also put his body on the line to keep out Bassogog's rocket in the 75th minute.
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    Kasim Nuhu: 7/10

    Another impressive display for the Hoffenheim man as he stood tall and firm alongside Mensah in the heart of the Black Star's defence. 
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    Mubarak Wakaso: 4/10

    This was arguably one of the Deportivo Alaves men's worse performances in Ghana colours as he struggled to impose himself with numerous misplaced passes, poor delivery from dead-ball situations and also conceded possession carelessly. 
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    Thomas Partey: 4/10

    Like his midfield partner Wakaso, Partey did not have a good day at the office. 
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    Kwadwo Asamoah: 5/10

    Other than offering the much needed defensive stability down the left-flank which came up against a tough duo in Collins Fai and Bassogog, Asamoah did not offer much offensively. 
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    Christian Atsu: 6/10

    Despite being forced off the field after only 15 minutes into the game owing to injury, Atsu, up against a familiar Premier League figure in Gaetan Bong, had shown he can be a great threat. 

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    Jordan Ayew: 5/10

    With Ghana's midfield malfunctioning, the forwards were bound to be starved of the ball and as a result, could not offer much, such was the case with Jordan who remained a menace even though he was clearly frustrated. 
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    Andre Ayew: 6/10

    Like his brother Jordan, Andre did not see much of the ball but remained a threat every time the ball was played into the box. Also showed some intelligence with clever running and sometimes dropped deep into midfield to remain an option.
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    Samuel Owusu: 5/10

    Worked tirelessly after coming on for the injured Atsu but perhaps, the Newcastle United men's shoes were too big to fill for the youngster. 
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    Asamoah Gyan 4/10

    Offered little having come on for Asamoah in the 78th minute but was denied a winner by Owusu Kwabena who opted for a shot when the 33-year-old was a better option. Kwabena, on the other hand, had a chance to steal the headlines with his first touch but was not on the field long enough to earn a grading.