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2022 World Cup Qualifiers: Ghana Black Stars on top of their group after Thomas Partey scores match winner against Zimbabwe

Black stars midfielder Thomas Partey first half  sumptuous free kick was enough to see off Zimbabwe ( the warriors) as Ghana top the group G for now in the world cup qualifiers.Having lost the reverse fixture 3-1, Zimbabwe needed results from this game to keep their feint hopes of qualification alive.

The warriors looked bright at the start of the first half and coerced  the Black Stars to make couple of mistakes. Kamaldeen Sulemana came closest in the early commerce after his frail near post effort was circumvented away.

Thomas Partey stepped up to power a free kick from about 25 yards past the Zimbabwe goalkeeper after Baba Rahman was fouled.Ghana settled after the goal and came close to a second when Daniel Amartey’s low effort was cleared off the line.

The Black Stars managed the second half and created half chances as Mohammed Kudus’s effort from range hit the crossbar.The win sends Ghana to nine points as they leapfrog South Africa, who play Ethiopia later today.

Milovan Rajevac rejuvenate qualification hopes

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Before the Black Stars flew for Harare, head coach Milovan Rajevac told his team that “everything is in their own hands.”

The victory against Zimbabwe affirms that stance as the Black Stars are now in pole position to qualify out of Group G.If the four-time Africa Cup of Nations champions win their final two games against Ethiopia and South Africa, they will qualify from the group.

Nana Kay

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