Ghana black stars beat Gabon but fail to convince fans

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Ghana Black Stars managed a 2- 0 win over Azingo Nationale o f Gabon in their 2010 World Cup/CAN qualifier at the Ohene Djan Sports Stadium Sunday, putting them back on pole position, but their unimpressive performance left fans dissatisfied.

One goal in each half by Prince Tagoe and Sulley Ali Muntari saw the Black Stars avenge a 2-0 loss in the first leg encounter at the hands of the Gabonese in Libreville last week.

The Stars moved to nine points from four games with the victory, same as Libya who hammered Lesotho 4-0 in Tripoli.

After initial struggle by both teams in search of their game plan, it was the Stars who began raids into the half of the Gabonese with the striking duo of Tagoe and Manuel “Junior” Agogo leading the attack.

In the 18th minute, Agogo made the first attempt at goal but his effort was deflected off Gabon’s defender Bernard Bibang to safety.

On the half-hour mark, Tagoe broke the deadlock from a solo effort after beating a hard pressed Ecuele Manga in an aerial tussle.

Gingered by the lead, the Stars held dominance but lacked real threats upfront.

In between play, Gabon came close to drawing level but Meye Roguy made a mess of two good opportunities that came his way.

The Stars resumed the second half more composed and should have doubled the lead after just three minutes, but Tagoe missed from a close range with goalkeeper Didier Ovono committed.

Ghana will next play Libya in Tripoli in September in the second round of the Group’s features. Panapress .

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