Mozambique Vs Ghana Highlights: Ghana’s hopes of advancing to the knockout stages of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) were cruelly dashed in the final minutes
A dramatic last-minute equalizer from Mozambique’s Reinildo Mandava snatched a 2-2 draw and eliminated the Black Stars.
The Black Stars looked to be cruising towards qualification after a comfortable 2-0 lead thanks to two penalties converted by Jordan Ayew.
However, with just four minutes remaining, a defensive lapse proved costly.
A controversial penalty awarded for handball against Andre Ayew allowed Geny Catamo to pull one back for Mozambique in the 91st minute.
Hope flickered for Ghana, but it was extinguished moments later when Mandava rose highest to head home an equalizer and send the Mambas into a frenzy.
This agonizing draw marks the second consecutive AFCON tournament in which Ghana has failed to progress from the group stage.
Mozambique Vs Ghana – Highlights
The blame for this latest disappointment rests squarely on the shoulders of the Black Stars’ coach, who squandered a seemingly secure position in the final minutes.
The draw leaves Ghana with a paltry two points from three matches, one behind Egypt who finished second with three points after their own 2-2 draw with Cape Verde.
The islanders, meanwhile, top the group with an impressive seven points, while Mozambique occupy the bottom spot with two points.
Will Ghana qualify for the AFCON 2023?
Ghana’s AFCON adventure may be over, but the echoes of this dramatic late collapse will undoubtedly resonate for some time.
Ghana’s current hopes rely on Algeria losing their match, Zambia also losing their match, and Cameroon not winning their match.
The Black Stars now face the daunting task of rebuilding and rectifying the mistakes that led to their premature exit.
Video Mohammed Kudus was crying
Mohammed Kudus appears downcast and devastated, as he is at a loss for words following the Black Stars’ failure to qualify for the next stage of the AFCON 2023.
It’s disheartening to see my star player feeling this way.