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Player ratings: How Black Stars fared against Egypt in 2018 World Cup qualifier

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Sun, 12 Nov 2017 Source: ghanasoccernet.com

Ghana fielded a new-look side but impressed hugely in the 1-1 stalemate with Egypt at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium on Sunday in the final match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier.

How did the new-look Black Stars rate individually against Egypt ?

Richard Ofori- 5

The Maritzburg goalkeeper was heavily involved so much in action but on the few occasions when he was called into action, he proved capable and smothered dangerous situation. In the first half he made a vital interception and collected some shots during the second half. There was nothing he could do to prevent Shikabala's strike. Good show.

Harrison Afful (Capt)-6

The Colombia Crew defender was one of Ghana's brightest spots in the game as his marauding runs created so many headaches for the Egyptians. However, he held the ball so much at times which the Egyptians nearly took advantage of.

Lumor Agbenyenu-7

The left back was enterprising on the day. He attacked when needed and held his own when defending against an Egyptian side who used the left hand side to attack. He was physically strong on the ball. Gradually, the Portimonense player is making the left back position his boanfide property.

Daniel Amartey-7

The Leicester City man was rock solid at the back and muscled out the Egypt attackers with his strength. His confidence soared later on in the game when Ghana needed the win. He never looked rusty despite his limited game action for Leicester City.



Kasim Nuhu-8

The Young Boys centre back kept his composure and was a perfect libero on the afternoon. His height came in handy as he headed out all dangerous aerial balls floated into the box by the Pharaohs. He handled Ramadan Sobhi quite well.

Godfred Donsah-5

Donsah had a quiet afternoon but did well with his distributions before being taken off in the second stanza.

Edwin Gyasi-9

The Aalesund FK attacker was simply Ghana's best player on the day. He kept possession very well and was great with his final pass. He showed more glimpses and won a lot of admiration for his dribbling attributes. He capped off his excellent afternoon with a goal.

Nana Opoku Ampomah- 5

Nana Ampomah showed flashes of a great player in the early proceedings of the game but he got injured midway through the first half and had to be taken off.

Mubarak Wakaso- 8

Another player who gave everything for the team. Wakaso's performance will please coach Kwesi Appiah especially his leadership qualities on the field. He distributed the ball well and was always available to go into tackles. The Deportivo Alaves enforcer was near perfect on the day.

Ebenezer Ofori- 6

Ofori had an inconsistent afternoon. He showed brilliance on the ball but he struggled to dispossess opponents off the ball. He didnt do bad on the day but he could have raised his level of performance in the team's subsequent games. He needs to get game time at his club side to sharpen his rough edges as competition in the Black Stars will become more stern in months to come.

Rapheal Dwamena-6

Many believe Dwamena is the heir apparent to Asamoah Gyan's throne but he has a long way to go before he can realize that dream. He was so wasteful on the day. He could have had a hat-trick had he been composed a little bit at the final third of the pitch. Nevertheless, his hold up play was excellent as he used his body shape very well to bring his teammates into the game.

Subs

Patrick Twumasi- 5

The Astana ace did not do much in the match when he came on for the injured Ampomah. He wanted to endear himself to the Ghanaian supporters as quickly as possible, which made him commit some petty mistakes. He was presented with a fine chance hit the back of the net but his headed the ball wide.

Boakye-Yiadom- 5

He didn't get enough time to do what he does best but in the final minutes of the game, he fired a fierce shot which nearly gave Ghana the win.

Abdul Majeed Waris-4

He was anonymous when he replaced Godfred Donsah just four minutes into the second half. He was not sharp and barely had a touch of the ball. Poor game by his standard.

Source: ghanasoccernet.com
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