African Cup of Nations – Muntari rescues Ghana
Sun, 20 Jan 20:13:00 2008
Portsmouth‘s Sulley Muntari struck a wonder goal in the final minute to give hosts Ghana a 2-1 win over Guinea in the opening match of the African Cup of Nations in Accra.
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Ghana, who hit the woodwork three times, took the lead 10 minutes into the second-half but in then end had to rely on a 25-yard bullet from Muntari to grab all three points at the Ohene Djan Stadium.
The home side, whose best efforts came in the first-half, held their lead for just 10 minutes before Guinea scored an equaliser and then threatened to spoil the home party in the final stages.
But Muntari delivered a goal following a forceful run just when the 45,000-sellout crowd seemed to be settling for a disappointing draw.
Ghana began brightly and Nottingham Forest‘s Junior Agogo hit the post with a forceful header after 20 minutes.
Kalabane then made up for his error by grabbing the equaliser 10 minutes later from a corner, his header hitting the underside of the bar before bouncing in off Ghana goalkeeper Richard Kingson’s shoulder.
Morocco meet Namibia in the other Group A match in Accra on Monday.