Ghana captain Gladwin Awako accomplished the scoring in a Three-Zero rout of Benin when 2022 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifying kicked off this weekend.
Earlier than Awako struck 9 minutes from time in Cape Coast on Sunday, Daniel Barnieh and Mohammed Alhassan, two of his teammates at Accra membership Hearts of Oak, scored both facet of half-time.
Barnieh transformed a 26th-minute penalty awarded for handball and Alhassan doubled the lead on 48 minutes with a shot by means of a crowd of gamers after Benin did not clear a nook.
Awako gave Ghana a convincing benefit forward of the primary spherical second leg on July 30 when he curled a shot into the roof the online from simply contained in the field.
Ghana have skilled combined fortunes within the CHAN – a biennial competitors restricted to home-based stars – ending runners-up in 2009 and 2014 however failing to qualify for the final three editions.
Within the doubtless occasion that they get rid of Benin, Ghana will face arch rivals Nigeria for a spot on the 18-nation finals in Algeria.
Senegal accomplished a memorable 4 days for the nation ranked No 1 in Africa after they beat Liberia Three-Zero in Paynesville with Bouly Sambou, Raymond Ndour and Jean-Louis Diouf scoring earlier than half-time.
On Thursday in Morocco, 2022 African Participant of the Yr Sadio Mane led the best way as Senegal topped 5 of the seven males’s classes on the annual awards ceremony.
South Africa overcame bungled journey preparations to defeat the Comoros 1-Zero in Moroni by means of a second-half aim from Khulekani Shezi.
The kick-off was delayed 90 minutes as a result of late arrival of the guests, who dashed from the airport to the stadium and performed after a short warm-up.
South Africa have a dismal document in CHAN qualifying, reaching the finals solely as soon as in 5 makes an attempt. A second match look in 2014 was as a result of nation being the hosts.
Not too long ago topped southern Africa champions Zambia are set to succeed in the second spherical after forcing a Zero-Zero draw with Mozambique in Maputo.
Eswatini haven’t received a qualifier since debuting 14 years in the past, and the undesirable document stretched to 17 matches after a Zero-Zero draw towards Botswana in Francistown.
Other than computerized qualifiers Algeria, title-holders Morocco and Libya have secured locations with the opposite 15 finalists to be recognized by September four.
FIFA offers full worldwide standing to CHAN matches and so they rely towards world rankings.