AFCON 2019 Qualifier: Ghana 5-0 Ethiopia – As it happened

AFCON 2019 Qualifier: Ghana 5-0 Ethiopia – As it happened
Asamoah Gyan

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Sunday Jun 11, 2017. 19:19

Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification Group F match between Ghana and Ethiopia at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.

LINEUPS:

Ghana XI: Ofori, Afful, Lumor, Boye, Amartey, Ofori, Agyepong, Partey, A. Ayew, Gyan, Dwamena.

Ethiopia XI: A.Mamo, A. Tesfaye; Kasim, S. Tesfaye, Tamene, Panom, Bekele, Panom, Giday, Oukri, Getaneh.

COMMENTARY:

FULL-TIME: Ghana 5-0 Ethiopia.

90' - The fourth official has added three minutes.

85' - Ghana substitutes Waris and Ayew are making good runs around the Ethiopia box as they look to extend the home side's lead.

80' - Ten minutes left for Walia Ibex to grab a late consolation goal, but the momentum is still with the Black Stars.

79' - Ghana sub: J.Ayew IN, J.Ayew OUT

78' - Ethiopia sub: Mohammed IN S. Tesfaye OUT


75' - Ghana continue to dominate possession with 15 minutes left on the clock.


73' - Ghana sub: Acquah IN, Partey OUT.


70' - Getaneh's low cross is cleared away by the Ghana defence as Ethiopia begin to look dangerous on the counterattack.

65' - Ghana sub: Waris IN, Gyan OUT

64' - Ethiopia sub: Tassew IN, Mamo OUT

60' - GOAL! Dwamena pokes the ball home from close range with the Ethiopia defence exposed - making it 5-0 to Ghana.

46' - Ethiopia sub: Said IN, Mesfen OUT

55' - Ethiopia striker Said is watched closely by the Ghana defence. The forward is the current top goal scorer of the 2017 CAF Champions League with six goals.

50' - The Black Stars continue to dominate as Walia Ibex struggle to contain the home side, who have been prolific in front of goal thus far.

48' - GOAL! Dwamena hits the back of the net from close range to make it 4-0 to Ghana.

46' - The second-half is underway.


HALF-TIME: Ghana 3-0 Ethiopia.


45' - The fourth official has added one minute.

40' - Pressure is mounting on the Walia Ibex defence as the Black Stars look to extend their lead with the half-time break fast approaching.


40'- GOAL! Ofori makes it 3-0 to Ghana with a screamer.


35' - Dwamena tries to play a through pass to Ghana captain Gyan, but the ball is intercepted and cleared away.

30' - It is still 2-0 to Ghana, who are piling pressure on the Ethiopian defence.

30'- BOOKING: Panom (Ethiopia) has been booked.

25' - Ghana remain the better side as Agyepong's effort is blocked and cleared away by the Walia Ibex defence.

20' - The Walia Ibex launch an attack, but Ghana goalkeeper Ofori comes out to make a good save to deny the visitors.

15' GOAL! Boye beats Ethiopia goalkeeper Mamo with a decent finish to make it 2-0 to Ghana.

15' - That's Gyan's 50th goal for the Black Stars. The 31-year-old marksman is Ghana's all-time leading goalscorer.

11'- GOAL! Gyan heads home Agyepong's cross to make it 1-0 to Ghana.

10' - Ghana midfielder Ayew's effort from a free-kick misses the target as the home side search for the opening goal.

5' - The Black Stars of Ghana are enjoying more possession as they look to build from the back.

1'- The match is underway.

Players are exchanging pleasantries as kick-off approaches.




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