Action as it happened: Zimbabwe vs Ghana – WCQ

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The Warriors will host Ghana in Matchday four of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Group G.

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Zimbabwe 0-1 Ghana


88′ Zim Sub: Mahachi replaces Billiat.

85′ Ghana Sub: Owusu, A, Ayew, Ekuban replace J. Ayew, Kudus, Tetteh.

80′ Warriors losing momentum as Ghana manages to keep them at bay with ten minutesto go.

75′ Ghana Sub: Aidoo replaces Djiku.

71′ Kudus tries from a range but his shot goes wide.

71′ Zim Sub: Chikwende replaces Zemura.

70′ Free kick to Ghana, blocked by the wall but Kyereh picks up the block but smashes his strike wide.

68′ Corner kick to Ghana, cleared. Kudus is on the edge of the box and picks the lose ball. The winger hits a grounder and Shumba goes down to save the effort.

63′ Zim Sub: Mutizwa replaces Dzvukamanja.

60′ Ghana Sub: Kyereh replaces Sulemana.

59′ Corner kick to Zim, Musona plays it short to Billiat who makes a return pass to the skipper. Musona runs through into the box and gets into a good scoring position but loses his balance and miscues his effort and he ball goes wide.

55′ Big Chance!!! Zemura does well to beat his markers and cuts through into the box before trying to curl the ball into the far post but his effort goes wide. He had another option to square the ball to Dzvukamanja but opted to shoot.

52′ Yellow Card to Djiku (Ghana).

51′ Big Chance!!! Hadebe loses the ball in a dangerous position, Partey sets up Kudus who curls in his effort but is denied by the woodwork.

50′ Tetteh tries from a range but his shot goes over.

46′ Second half resumes.


45′ One minute added.

43′ Ghana gets two successive corner kicks, Ayew swings in the ball and Armety connects it but his header is cleared off the line. Zim survives.

40 Corner kick to Zim, Musona takes it long into the box but is flicked away for a throw in.

38′ Yellow Card to Mudimu (Zim)

38′ Corner kick to Ghana, cleared.

36′ Zemura whips in a good cross from the far side but the ball is flicked away with Hadebe failing to connect.

35′ Nakamba sets up Musona who tries from a range but his shot goes wide.

30′ Goal!!! Partey sends Ghana ahead from a freekick just outside the box. Shumba with a false judgement and is beaten with the ball sailing over him.

28′ Kudus get the space tries from a range but his effort goes an inch over. That was a dangerous shot.

27′ Ghana survives a scare after goalkeeper makes a heavy touch on back pass, Musona and Zemura are alert and try to reach for the ball first but the goalie makes a desperate clearance but Musona receives a knock and is down injured.

24′ Zim get their first corner kick of the game, Musona plays it short to Khama who is forced out and Ghana concede another Kick. Musona takes it short again and whips in a dangerous cross this time. Madzongwe who is in good scoring position fails to connect the ball and it goes out. Big chance missed.

20′ Freekick to Zim, Musona takes to the goal and keeper spills it but no one is able to mop-in from a rebound. Referee blows for an offside.

18′ Sulemana breaks away but Madzongwe makes a good tackle to thwart the danger. Second corner-kick to Ghana, played short to I. Baba who shoots wide.

13′ Galloway sends in a good cross but finds no takers. Ghana clears.

11′ Sulemana beats Chimwemwe and gets into the box but is forced wide by Mudimu and his shot from an acute angle is blocked by Shumba for a corner kick. The set piece finds no takers and goes out for a throw in.

10′ Billiat with a promising run from the centre, tries link up with Zemura just outside the box but puts his ball behind and the Warriors restart the build-up. Ghana recovers and clear their lines.

5′ Slow start to the game as both teams are still trying to settle.

1′ Kick-off!

Zimbabwe wearing their traditional Yellow home shirts, while Ghana are in white jerseys

Warriors XI: T. Shumba, R. Kutsanzira, B. Galloway, A. Mudimu, J. Zemura, K. Billiat, K. Madzongwe, T. Hadebe, M. Nakamba, K. Musona, T. Dzvukamanja.

Ghana’s XI: J. Wollacott, D. Amertey, R. Baba, A. Djiku, J. Mensah, I. Baba, T. Partey, J. Ayew, K. Sulemana, M. Kudus, B. Tetteh.