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Win The Two Games of You Will Miss The World Cup - Prince Tagoe charges Black Stars

Ghana as a football nation can not afford to miss qualifying for the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup after missing out of the last edition held in Russia.

The Black Stars have an opportunity to make that amends in the ongoing qualifiers and they have not done badly but are now face with a tall mountain to climb in a bid to book a slot for the next mundial. Ghana started the qualifiers with not too an impressive performance but managed to produce a winning result. The Black Stars defeated Ethiopia 1-0 in the opening Group G game at the Cape Coast Stadium.

Unfortunately for the Black Stars of Ghana, their bid to win the next game away to South Africa at the FNB Stadium did not materialize. Ghana fell 1-0 to the Bafana Bafana in the second game. It was time to gather points from two games in the group that was going to be against Zimbabwe over a double head. The Black Stars of Ghana started on a very good note with a 3-1 win over the Warriors at the Cape Coast Stadium in a home game. Ajax Amsterdam midfielder, Mohammed Kudus shot the Black Stars into the lead with just five minutes played in the first half. The slim lead, they held into the break.

Back for the second half, Zimbabwe captain, Knowledge Muson score from the penalty spot after Alexander Djiku had concede a penalty on the 47th minute. Unfortunately for Zimbabwe, the Black Stars of Ghana doubled their effort and got two goals from Arsenal midfielder, Thomas Partey who scored his 12th international goal on the 66th minute. Captain Andre Ayew made it 3-1 with a header on the 86th minute to give Ghana the win.

The second game at the National Stadium in Harare looked very difficult for the Black Stars but in the end, Ghana ran away with a all three points against the Warriors. Thomas Partey’s 31st minute free kick was enough for the Black Stars to record a back-to-back win over their Zimbabwean counterparts. The win meant that the Black Stars have nine points in second position with South Africa top with 10 points after beating Ethiopia 1-0. Ethiopia are third with 3 points and Zimbabwe bottom with just a point. Ghana have two remaining games against Ethiopia on October 11 and a final game against South Africa on October 17 to complete the Group qualifier. Ex-Black Stars striker, Prince Tagoe believes despite the qualifiers looking tough, Ghana will be able to qualify out of Group G for Qatar. “It’s a difficult moment, but am confident Ghana will qualify to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. “What is more important is to win the remaining games and ensure beating South Africa, and we will be there.” Tagoe told Kumasi based Pure FM.

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