CHAN 2022: Ghana Bounce Back From Opening Day Defeat to Beat Sudan

CHAN 2022: Ghana Bounce Back From Opening Day Defeat to Beat Sudan

  • The Black Galaxies are through to the second round of the CHAN tournament
  • Ghana beat Sudan 3-1 in Constantine to progress to the next stage
  • Black Galaxies talisman Daniel Afriyie Barnieh was sent off late in the game

The Black Galaxies of Ghana recovered from their opening day defeat at the CHAN tournament in Algeria to beat Sudan 3-1 in their second Group C game.

Despite conceding first, Ghana responded through Hearts of Oak defender Konadu Yiadom before teammates Daniel Afriyie Barnieh and Suraj Seidu sealed victory in the second half.

The game littered with VAR decisions saw a third goal from the Black Galaxies ruled out for offside before Barnieh was sent off.

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The Black Galaxies have beaten Sudan at the CHAN tournament. Credit: @GhanaBlackstars
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Sudan got off to a great start and on the half hour mark broke the deadlock through Al Gozoli Hussein Nooh Mohammed.

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Ghana came close through Afriyie Barnieh but the Sudanese goalkeeper was equal to the task with a fingertip save.

The Black Galaxies with the last action of the first half scored after Yiadom slotted home from a corner kick, which was first met by the head of Kofi Kordzi.

After the break, Ghana looked more imposing and on the hour mark, were awarded a penalty after a second look by the VAR. Afriyie Barnieh sent the Sudanese goalkeeper the wrong way.

The former Ghana U20 captain thought he had sealed victory after heading home for a second of the day, but the goal was ruled out for offside.

Coach Annor Walker replaced Kofi Kordzi and Sylvester Simba with Kwame Otu and Suraj Seidu.

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And in a dramatic end to the game, captain Afriyie Barnieh was sent off before goalkeeper Danlad Ibrahim saved Ghana twice in the dying minutes.

Just when the game was about to be over Seidu smashed home from inside the box to seal victory for Ghana.

Madagascar beat the Black Galaxies

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Ghana's home-based national team, the Black Galaxies were shocked by newcomers, Madagascar in their opening Group C game at CHAN 2022.

The Black Galaxies were making a return to the tournament after missing the last three editions.

However, their comeback was met with a surprise defeat, after a 2-1 loss in Constantine on Sunday evening.

Source: Sports Brief News