Thursday Jan 06, 2022. 11:00
Ghana’s test-drive before their AFCON 2021 opener against Morocco didn’t go according to plan on Wednesday after losing to the defending champions Algeria in a pre-AFCON friendly in Doha.
Adam Ounas put Algeria ahead in the 8th minute to see the AFCON champions take a one-nil halftime lead.
Defender Jonathan Mensah then turned the ball into his own net in the 74th minute on the near left post as he attempted to clear Youcef Atal’s cross that the Nice player swept in from an acute angle.
Veteran Islam Slimani completed the two-time champions good day at the office in the 79th minute when he turned in fellow second half substitute Farid Boulaya’s cross after they came on in the 63rd and 71st minutes respectively.
The result is certainly not what coach Milovan Rajevac needed ahead of their big Group C showdown against Morocco on January 10 at Stade Omnisport in Yaoundé.
Meanwhile, The Black Stars are due to arrive in Cameroon on January 7 from Qatar.
The four-time AFCON Champions and 2015 losing finalists head to Cameroon seeking their first triumph since 1982.