Lethargic Black Stars fail to glitter in opener against Uganda
Ghana began their road to the World Cup 2018 on a shaky note after being held at home to a goalless draw by Uganda.
The Cranes came to the match with a well-rehearsed strategy and were good value for the point as they stifled Ghana to long range shots and several backward passes.
The mood was set for yet another World Cup Qualifier victory but the Cranes took the sting out of the atmosphere immediately from kickoff pressing Ghana into their own half. The Ghanaian approach did not help matters as they were at walking pace in the opening exchanges of the game.
The hot weather did not help issues as the game had to be halted for a cooling break but by then, Ghana had little or nothing to offer as they continually hit square.
The main plug in Avram Grant’s team has been Mubarak Wakaso but he was closed down time and again by the hardworking Ugandans.
The only opening for Ghana came through a move down the right when Jordan Ayew fired wide from a Harrison Afful pull back.