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Sports News Wed, 26 Jun 2019

Player Ratings: How the Black Stars fared against Benin

Ghana on Tuesday, June 25 were held to a 2-2 by the squirrels of Benin in the AFCON Group F at the Ismailia Stadium.

Mickael Pote opened the scoreline for Benin in a shock lead after two minutes but Black Stars captain Andre Ayew found the back of the net straight after to level matters.

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His younger brother Jordan fired Ghana ahead, but Pote earned the Squirrels a point after John Boye was dismissed for a second yellow card.

Check out PrimenewsGhana's player ratings.

Richard Ofori – 5.5

Exposed by his defence for the first goal, but could have prevented the second goal and didn’t seem to have control of his defence.

Andy Yiadom – 5.5

Looked very energetic on the right flank and offered width in attack but has to improve defensively.

Lumor Agbeyenu – 4.5

Pote tormented him throughout the first half and was at fault for the first goal.

John Boye – 3

Got two needless cards and cost Ghana the game.

Kasim Nuhu – 6

At fault for the first goal made up for it by providing the assist for Jordan’s goal.

Mubarak Wakaso 5.5

A lot of his long passes went astray and wasn't the Industries Wakaso know of.

Thomas Partey – 5.5

A lot was expected from the Atletico Madrid midfielder but fault to turn up.

Thomas Agyepong – 3

Made a couple of driving runs early in the game but was forced off early due to injury.

Christian Atsu – 4.5

The 2015 AFCON best player could not influence the game. Shockingly, he lasted the entire duration of the game.

Andre Ayew (c) – 7

Had a fantastic first half as he kept on finding spaces between the midfield and defence of Benin. In the second, the captain put in a shift and helped defensively.

Jordan Ayew - 8

Man of the match for Ghana. Worked hard for the first goal and scored a beautiful second goal for Ghana. He won a lot of free-kicks and slowed the game down for Ghana in the second half after going a man down.

Samuel Owusu – 3

The worst possible competitive debut for the winger but it was due to unfortunate circumstances as he only played for 24 minutes after coming on as a substitute.

Jonathan Mensah - 3

Shored up the defence after his introduction but he almost gave away a goal in the dying minutes as he left Mounie unmarked.

Source: Primenewsghana.com
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