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Ghana Player Ratings: Partey, Ayew brothers fail to sparkle as Blacks Stars lose to Uruguay

17:46 GMT+3 02/12/2022
Andre Ayew penalty Ghana Uruguay World Cup 2022
The Black Stars failed to advance to the Round of 16 after losing their last group game on Friday

Ghana failed to make it to the Round of 16 at the World Cup after losing 2-0 against Uruguay in their final Group H fixture on Friday.

Captain Andre Ayew had the best chance to put the Black Stars ahead from the penalty spot after a foul on Mohammed Kudus, but he saw his effort saved.

GOAL rates the Ghana players after the game.

  • Lawrence Ati-Zigi Ghana.

    Lawrence Ati-Zigi (5/10)

    The 26-year-old went into the game having conceded in the first two Group matches against Portugal and South Korea, and despite a good start, he conceded yet again after Giorgian de Arrascaeta put Uruguay ahead.

    He, however, produced a great save to deny the advancing Luis Suarez in the 26th minute and Edinson Cavani in the 89th minute.

  • Baba Rahman Ghana.

    Baba Rahman (3/10)

    After coming on for Gideon Mensah in the fixture against South Korea, Baba was handed a start against Uruguay and he did not look settled in the opening exchanges.

    He appeared easy to beat in the first half and could have conceded a penalty after his tackle on Suarez.

  • Daniel Amartey Ghana.

    Daniel Amartey (4/10)

    The Leicester City defender started strongly but he almost gifted Uruguay chances on two occasions - the key one coming in the 57th minute when he brought down Darwin Nunez.

    However, he produced some great saves to keep out Suarez and Nunez.

  • Mohammed Salisu Ghana South Korea 2022 World Cup

    Mohammed Salisu (4/10)

    The 23-year-old Southampton defender was shaky in the opening minutes of the Group H fixture at Al Janoub Stadium but he produced a brilliant save to deny Nunez who was clear on goal after Rodrigo Bentancur had beaten him to the ball.

  • Alidu Seidu of Ghana.

    Alidu Seidu (3/10)

    Seidu started in their opener against Portugal before he was dropped for the game against South Korea. He was recalled for the clash against Uruguay but looked unsettled in his battles with Suarez.

  • Thomas Partey Ghana.

    Thomas Partey (4/10)

    An unconvincing display from the Arsenal player when it mattered most. He failed to control the game in the middle and was not able to stop the runs which produced Uruguay's two goals.

  • Salis Abdul Samed Ghana.

    Salis Abdul Samed (3/10)

    The 22-year-old was impressive in previous matches but he failed to sparkle in the defeat against Uruguay. He was twice caught out of position and his mistakes could have made it even worse for the Black Stars.

  • Mohammed Kudus Ghana.

    Mohammed Kudus (6/10)

    The 22-year-old Kudus avoided an early booking into the game after a late challenge on Atletico Madrid defender Jose Maria Gimenez but he recovered to earn the penalty which was missed by Ayew.

    He almost reduced the deficit for the Black Stars in the 81st minute but his well-taken effort was saved by Rochet.

  • Jordan Ayew Ghana.

    Jordan Ayew (3/10)

    Just like his brother Andre, Jordan, who was dropped for the opener against Portugal but started against South Korea, lacked the usual flair and was replaced alongside his sibling in the 46th minute for Kamaldeen Sulemana.

  • Andre Ayew.

    Andre Ayew (3/10)

    The 32-year-old Ayew had a chance to put Ghana ahead but he missed from the penalty spot after his weak effort was saved by the keeper. He later looked isolated and was replaced by Bukari in the 46th minute.

  • Inaki Williams Ghana.

    Inaki Williams (4/10)

    He started his third straight match at the global competition but was not able to sign off with a goal. He looked isolated especially when the Ayew brothers were subbed off.

  • Osman Bukari_Ghana

    Osman Bukari (3/10)

    Came on in the second half but was not able to lift the Black Stars.

  • Kamaldeen Sulemana Ghana.

    Kamaldeen Sulemana (3/10)

    Sulemana had a great chance to reduce the deficit in the 78th minute but his effort was superbly saved. He was also booked for a clumsy challenge.

  • Daniel-Kofi Kyereh of Ghana

    Daniel-Kofi Kyereh (2/10)

    The SC Freiburg forward made little impact after coming on.

  • Antoine Semenyo

    Antoine Semenyo (2/10)

    Came on for Inaki Williams in the 72nd minute and made no impact.