February 27, 2024

Ghana, Senegal win as CHAN qualifying kicks off

Ghana chief Gladwin Awako finished the scoring in a 3-0 defeat of Benin when 2022 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifying started off this end of the week.

Before Awako struck a little ways from time in Cape Coast on Sunday, Daniel Barnieh and Mohammed Alhassan, two of his partners at Accra club Hearts of Oak, scored either side of half-time.

Barnieh changed over a 26th-minute punishment granted for handball and Alhassan multiplied the lead on 48 minutes with a shot through a horde of players after Benin neglected to clear a corner.

Awako gave Ghana a persuading advantage in front of the primary round second leg on July 30 when he twisted a shot into the rooftop the net from right inside the case.

Ghana have encountered blended fortunes in the CHAN – a biennial contest confined to locally established stars – wrapping sprinters up in 2009 and 2014 yet neglecting to meet all requirements for the last three versions.

In the probable occasion that they wipe out Benin, Ghana will confront most despised rivals Nigeria for a spot at the 18-country finals in Algeria.

Senegal finished a paramount four days for the nation positioned No 1 in Africa when they beat Liberia 3-0 in Paynesville with Bouly Sambou, Raymond Ndour and Jean-Louis Diouf scoring before half-time.

On Thursday in Morocco, 2022 African Player of the Year Sadio Mane drove the way as Senegal beat five of the seven men’s classifications at the yearly honors function.

South Africa conquered mishandled go game plans to overcome the Comoros 1-0 in Moroni through a last part objective from Khulekani Shezi.

The start up was postponed an hour and a half because of the late appearance of the guests, who ran from the air terminal to the arena and played after a brief warm-up.

South Africa have a troubling record in CHAN qualifying, arriving at the finals just a single time in five endeavors. A second competition appearance in 2014 was because of the nation being the hosts.

As of late delegated southern Africa champions Zambia are set to arrive at the subsequent round in the wake of driving a 0-0 attract with Mozambique Maputo.

Eswatini have not won a qualifier since appearing quite a while back, and the undesirable record extended to 17 matches after a 0-0 draw against Botswana in Francistown.

Aside from programmed qualifiers Algeria, champions Morocco and Libya have protected places with the other 15 finalists to be known by September 4.

FIFA gives full global status to CHAN matches and they count toward world rankings.

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