Friendly Uganda Hold Addo’s Black Stars To A Draw In Marrakech

In a second international friendly encounter at the Grande Stade Marrakech in Morocco, Uganda held Ghana to a draw, ending Ghana’s hopes of getting over their setback against Nigeria four days earlier.

Following Tuesday’s 2-2 draw against the Cranes, who twice overcame a deficit, Otto Addo, in his first game back as head coach of the Black Stars, is still looking for his first win.

Ebenezer Annan and Francis Abu made their full debuts, and Joseph Wollacott was appointed custodian. Addo made five changes to the team that lost to Nigeria.
Seven minutes into the match, centre defender Jerome Opoku headed in a corner kick to give the Black Stars an early lead.

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It was his first goal for his country, coming from a cross by captain Jordan Ayew.

But in the twenty-third minute, Asante Kotoko attacker Steven Dese Mukwala calmly scored a penalty that left-back Ebenezer Annan had given up to tie the game for the Cranes.

Jordan converted the penalty kick to give Ghana the lead back shortly.

With eight minutes remaining in the match, Uganda managed to draw even again when Muhammad Shaban, a replacement, scored from close range.

Mohammed Salisu’s red card in the closing minutes left Ghana with ten men, adding to their problems.

With four draws and three losses, the Black Stars’ current losing streak in all competitions presently stands at seven games.

Looking ahead, Ghana will play Mali and the Central African Republic in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers during the next international break in June.

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