The Black Stars B team’s chances of making it to the 2020 African Nations Championships took a serious hit when they lost 1-0 to Burkina Faso at the Baba Yara Stadium on Sunday.
A late goal from Stephanne Yannick Pognongo won the match for the visitors.
HOW DID THE TEAMS LINE UP?
Black Stars B
BURKINA FASO STARTING LINEUP
Oula Abass Traore
Sosso Lagwene Issouf
Kabore Sombewendin Cedric
Aliou Adjibade Ayiku Chitou
Wendyam Yannick Stephane Pognongo
Wenkome Valentin Zoungrana
Babayoure Aboubacar Sawadogo
How the match played out?
Ghana’s team failed to find goals in the first half despite creating some good chances with Shafiu Mumuni and Emmanuel Gyamfi both missing gold chances to open the scoring.
Burkina Faso goalkeeper, Oula Abbas, did his best to keep Ghana at bay and his saves plus poor finishing from Ghana provided the platform for the Burkinabe victory.
In the 94th minute, Pognongo found his way past the Ghanaian defense and finished beyond Felix Annan, who was in post the team.
The return leg of the match will be in Ouagadougou on October 18 and the winner will head to the 2020 CHAN tournament which will be hosted by Cameroon.