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2018 WCQ: Ghana 2-0 Comoros – how it happened

Ghana have made it to the group stages of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers after beating Comoros 2-0 in Kumasi.

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The following is the live updates of the game:

Game over now. Ghana are through to the third round of the qualifiers. Comoros were decent but will still go home with their head up high.

85 Jordan Ayew makes it two for Ghana for his hardwork. He tesingly outwits his markers and smashes the ball to the top corner of the net for Ghana's second, the crucial cushion for the homeside.

78 The Stars are living dangerously as the visitors make one incursion after another but they lack the finishing touch in the final third.

70 A great cross on the left from Baba Rahman for Dede Ayew who soars up heads the ball so well but a great save from the Comoros goal keeper means the scores will remain the same. 

65 A red card to the visitors after a little clip on the foot of Asamoah Gyan in the final third. It is the second yellow card and the man in defence for the visitors takes a quick shower.

It is raining heavily here at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium and that has affected play.

53 Gyan gets the glorious opportunity to increase the tally for the Black Stars but with just the goal keeper to beat, Gyan places the ball inches wide.

49  The tempo of the game has increased and its the Comoros side on the attack. A great run on the right, a cross comes in but the Comoros striker fails to connect.

46 The Stars get a good opportunity to increase the tally after Jeffery Schlupp makes a rampaging run on the left. He whips a low cross in but Stars captain hesitates and the clearance comes in from the Comoros side.

Back from recess. The East African side need just a goal to cause the biggest upset in the qualifiers. The Black Stars know all too well what that will mean to the. Second half underway.

Referee whistles for the end of the first half.

25 Daniel Amartey comes in for injured Jonathan Mensah. Not too clear what happened to the pillar in Ghana's defence. 

22 Gyan's header from a Dede Ayew cross inches just wide.

18 Mubarak shoots Ghana into the lead with a superbly taken free-kick just on the edge of the 18 yard box. 

9 Great shot from 20 yards from a Comoros striker which forces a superb save by Razak Braimah. It is the closest the minnows have come to scoring. A great effort there.

2 From six yards Agyemang Badu shoots wide after a great run from the right side of attack.

The Black Stars of Ghana play lowly Comoros in a crucial world cup qualifier at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi. The first ended goalless and the Stars need a crucial victory to ensure qualification to the next round of qualifiers.

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