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2022 WC Qualifiers: Ghana beat Zimbabwe to keep hope alive

The Black Stars of Ghana completed a double over Zimbabwe to keep their hunt for a spot at the 2022 World Cup alive.

A solitary free-kick from Captain of the day Thomas Partey in the 31st minute ensured the Stars move to the top of Group G, pending South Africa’s match against Ethiopia later Tuesday, after beating hosts Zimbabwe at the National Sports Stadium, Harare.

Ghana has 9 points now on top of the standings, 2 ahead of South Africa.

Baba Abdul Rahman was fouled on the edge of the after the meandering his way into the Zimbabwean half.

The free kick was beautifully spotted home by Partey from 25 yards to give Ghana the lead.

Ghana had come close twice, first Kamal Deen Sulemana wriggling his way into the box from the left but his shot was saved.

Mohamed Kudus also had an effort from distance, but it flew inches wide.

Zimbabwe are out of contention with only a point from four matches with Serbian trainer Milo successfully winning his first two tests with Ghana’s national team after he replaced CK Akunnor.

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