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2026 World Cup Qualifiers: Comoros Silence Ghana in Moroni to Go Top of Group I
- Ghana have suffered defeat to Comoros in Moroni
- Comoros go top of Group I after victory over the Black Stars
- The Black Stars will next face Mali in June
Comoros have beaten Ghana for the second time in 24 months after a 1-0 victory in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Moroni on Tuesday.
Myziane Maolida's first-half strike was enough as the little Island nation recorded an important win against the four-time African champions.
The Black Stars started the game on a bright note, with Inaki Williams finding strike partner Antoine Semenyo, but the Bournemouth forward missed the chance.
Ghana kept pushing for an opener, but Comoros were resolute in defence.
With two minutes to end the half, Maolida weaved his way through Ghana's defence to break the deadlock with a fine finish.
After the break, coach Chris Hughton replaced RC Lens midfielder Abdul Salis Samed with Majeed Ashimeru with hopes of changing the game.
The Black Stars improved their performance in the second half but were caught on the counter a number of times.
Comoros nearly doubled their lead halfway through the second half but missed the opportunity.
Mohammed Kudus, who could not start against Comoros due to a knock, was thrown into the fray late into the match, but it was not enough to rescue a point for the visitors.
Daniel Amartey ruled out of Comoros clash
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that the Black Stars of Ghana have been handed a massive blow after defender Daniel Amartey failed to recover in time ahead of the game against Comoros in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
The Besiktas centre-back suffered a knock during the game against Madagascar in Kumasi and had to be replaced by Kassim Adams in the second half.
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Despite travelling with the team to Moroni, the 29-year-old failed a late fitness test and has been ruled out of the game on Tuesday.
Ghana beat Madagascar in World Cup qualifier
The Athletic Club forward rose high to head home from a lovely cross from Gideon Mensah in the final minute of the game in Kumasi.
The visitors started the better of the two sides, getting two corner kicks in the first five minutes, but failed to take advantage of the set pieces.