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REVIEW : Advantage South Africa as Ghana drop points

SOWETO : Ghana missed the opportunity to go top of Group G today following a disappointing 1 - 1 draw against Ethiopia at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto, South Africa

The Black Stars needed three points to go ahead of Group leaders South Africa, who later play Zimbabwe at the FNB Stadium, also in Soweto.


The move was moved to South Africa after FIFA and CAF banned all stadiums in Ethiopia and deemed them not appropriate for football. 


As expected, it was Ghana that took the lead and it was through a brilliant free kick from Captain Andre Ayew. 


The Black Stars were expected to march to all three points as they went into the break with the lead. 


But the Ethiopians came back stronger in the second half and they were finally rewarded in the 72nd minute through Getaneh Kebede, who equalized through a header. 


The header proved to be a vital one as it secured the Ethiopians a point and dealt Ghana a massive blow.


With five round played, chances of qualifying for the 2022 FIFA World Cup now look bleak for the Black Stars as South Africa now hold the edge. 


Ghana are currently second on the log with 10, points, level with leaders South Africa, whom they face next on Sunday evening. 


The goal difference for the Black Stars is currently three and that could count against them come Sunday evening. 


What they hope for now is South Africa to lose or draw against Zimbabwe tonight in order to have the upper hand going into the group decider on Sunday. 


Bafana Bafana currently lead the group and know that a win against neighbors Zimbabwe will put them one step closer into the final round of qualifying.

Hugo Broos charges will be looking to full advantage of Ghana result and increase the lead at the top.

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