Action as it happened: WCQ – Ghana vs Zimbabwe

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Follow our live coverage of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, Group G match between Ghana vs Zimbabwe.


Ghana 3-1 Zimbabwe

90+2′ Ghana Sub: Owusu replaces Ayew.

87′ Goal!!! Andre Ayew heads in to make it three for Ghana.

85′ Zim Sub: Dzvukamanja replaces Mutizwa.

82′ Zim Sub: Madhanaga, Mahachi replace Munetsi, Chikwende.

79′ Ghana Sub: Kyereh replaces Sulemana.

76′ Zim Sub: Hadebe replaces Nakamba.

74′ Zim Sub: Kangwa replaces Zemura.

73′ Kudus with snap shot inside the box, strike goes straight to the hands of the keeper.

71′ Zim trying to come back into the game but Ghana are keeping them at bay.

66′ Goal!!! Partey disposes Darikwa and cuts through before releasing a shot from the edge of the box into the near post. Arubi is beaten, 2-1 to Ghana.

63′ Musona with a brilliant run into the box, hits a shot on target, keeper makes a great save. Zim now playing with intent.

60′ Ghana Sub: Tetteh, Baba replace J. Ayew, Issahaku.

59′ Corner kick to Ghana, ends in a goal kick.

56′ Big Chance!!! Musona sets up Zemura who makes a first time shot from outside the box but the effort hits top of the post. It should have been two for the Warriors.

54′ Zemura enjoying some runs in the left wing.

53′ Warriors playing with discipline in the second half.

48′ Goal!!!! Musona converts the penalty to equalise for Zim.

47′ Yellow Card to Jiku (Ghana) for his foul on Mutizwa.

47′ Penalty!!! Darikwa makes a long run before releasing the ball to Kamusoko who finds Zemura. The youngster squares the ball to Knox Mutizwa who is tripped to win a penalty. A great interplay from the Warriors.


45+1′ Zemura wins the ball inside the Ghana half, tries to evade his marker and is pulled back but manages to stay on his feet. However, Ghana recovers and Zim gets a corner kick. Musona takes it but fails to reach to a Zim shirt, danger cleared.

45′ Two minutes added.

42′ Sulemana puts the ball past Arubi but his goal won’t count as the far side assistant waves for an offside.

38′ Mutizwa wins a corner kick on the right side. Musona takes it into the box but it’s cleared.

35′ Munetsi down again as he receives a knock on the ribs.

33′ Free kick to Ghana inside Zim’s half. The set piece is taken straight to the goal and Arubi reacts well to collect the ball.

31′ Musona makes a run before releasing a dangerous ball into the box but Ghana clear their lines.

27′ Yellow Card to Kudus (Ghana).

26′ Corner kick to Ghana, cleared.

25′ Zemura cuts through but is muscled off the ball. Goal kick to Ghana.

24′ Sulemana cuts inside and tries a shot from a range but his strike takes a deflection on its way out. Corner kick to Ghana, cleared away, Fatawu picks a loose ball and his shot goes out.

21′ Munetsi goes down with an injury, play temporarily stopped.

19′ Arubi makes a great a save to thwart a dangerous shot by Kudus inside the box.

16′ Chikwende tries to penetrate into the Ghana box but is heavily surrounded and soon dispossessed of the ball.

14′ Mutizwa gets the space in a good shooting position but takes long to release the ball. He decides to set up Chikwende but the pass is intercepted.

10′ Ghana retaining more possession as they dominate the pace in the opening ten minutes of the game.

5′ Goal!!! Ghana takes an early lead following a great build-up, Kudus is at the end of the move and smashes home a grounder from the edge of the box to beat Arubi who had moved from his line.

3′ Zemura is fouled inside the Ghana half, Bhasera takes the free kick but it’s cleared.

2′ Ghana tries to launch a quick counter attack but Chikwende makes a perfect interception to recover the goal.

1′ Ghana get the game underway.

Ghana XI: J. Wollacott (GK) , D. Amartey, J. Mensah, A. Djiku, B. Rahman, T. Partey, A. Ayew (c) , M. Kudus, I. Fatawu, K. Sulemana, J. Ayew.

Warriors XI: W. Arubi (GK), T. Darikwa, O. Bhasera, K. Madzongwe, M. Nakamba, T. Kamusoko, M. Munetsi, J. Zemura, P. Chikwende, K. Musona (c), K. Mutizwa.