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CAN 2019: Ghana held in check by Benin.


Presented as a serious contender for the title, Ghana challenged a beautiful formation from Benin who was able to stand up to the end. The two teams are neutralizing 2 to 2 this Tuesday, June 25, 2019 in Ismailia in Cairo.

Ghana’s Black Stars cash in 1 goal. In the second minute, on a counter attack started by Jordan Adéoti, Mickaël Poté played the goalkeeper and scored the opening goal of the game (1 – 0).

But 7 minutes after this realization of the Squirrels, André Ayew equalizes by taking again a center in withdrawal of his brother Jordan in the 9th minute (1 – 1).

Ghana keeps up the pressure and Jordan Ayew this time becomes scorer in the 42nd minute. Served in depth, he picked up defender Olivier Verdon and fooled Beninese goalkeeper Fabien Farnolle (1 – 2).

The turning point of the game is undoubtedly the red card received by John Boy for saving time in the 54th minute, he who was already warned.

The squirrels will take advantage of their numerical superiority and manage to equalize in the 63rd minute thanks again to Mickaël Poté who signs the first double of this Can 2019 (2 – 2).

Ghana will have to look for their first win on Saturday 29 at 17h against Cameroon. Benin on the other hand is doing a good operation before meeting Guinea Bissau the same day at 20h.