2022 CHAN: Debutants Madagascar stun Ghana in a tricky Group C tie


Defeating Ghana by a score of 2-1 in a challenging Group C match in the ongoing 2022 African Nations Championship, debutants Madagascar dethrone two-time champions.

The game started off well for both teams, with an equitable interchange between the two sides in the first few minutes.

In just nine minutes, the Bareas scored their first goal thanks to a kick through from Koloina, whose initial attempt was blocked by Danlad Ibrahim but was eventually successful on the rebound.

After a few minutes, Ghana was awarded a penalty for what appeared to be a rapid reaction after Daniel Afriyie Barnieh was brought down in the box. The decision was overturned after the referee used VAR.

Again, Afriyie Barnieh had a fantastic chance to score, but his header from Augustine Randolph’s cross narrowly missed the post.

Abdul Razak Yussif was given a fantastic opportunity to score in the box but horribly missed the target. It was much easier to score on that than to miss.

The Black Galaxies have returned from break with an attacking strategy as they attempt to hunt from the start in pursuit of the leveller.

Madagascar were really comfortable and were mostly packed in their zone in attempt to preserve their lead.
On the 63rd minute, Augustine Randolph gifted a pass to Randriantsiferana who rounded Ibrahim Danlad to struck into the net to double Madagascar’s lead.
Randolph’s clanger got him sacrificed for his place to be taken by Augustine Agyapong who scored a beauty to reduce the deficit for Ghana.
Series of goal attempts were made by the Ghanaians especially in the last ten minutes but all yielded nothing as it finished 2-1 for Madagascar after full time.


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