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BusinessGhana News: Stars depart Kenya Thursday evening for Uganda 'do-or-die

BusinessGhana News: Stars depart Kenya Thursday evening for Uganda 'do-or-die

Uganda Cranes dream of making it to the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russian Federation hangs in balance after settling to goalless draw with Ghana today evening at the Mandela National Stadium in Namboole.

After Saturday's match result, the Black Stars are all but out of the race to Russian Federation 2018 as Egypt will secure the sole Group E ticket should the Pharaohs account for bottom-placed Congo on Sunday.

The Pharaohs can now clinch a spot at next year's World Cup with a win over Congo on Sunday, opening up an unassailable four-point lead at the top of the group.

The West African country needed all three points, to stand a chance of claiming a fourth World Cup ticket in a row.

Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah has bestowed the armband on the Foxes star after injuries to regular skipper Asamoah Gyan and Christian Atsu, who had originally been lined up to deputise.

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has asked FIFA to consider replaying the match and also sanction the match officials.

Ghana, who dominated the majority of the game, were denied a first-half goal after Daniel Amartey headed in a free kick home before the ref disallowed the goal, allegedly for offside.

Only seconds later, Thomas Partey had a clear-cut chance for Ghana but his shot ended up in the side net.

Both sides created some decent chances, but were unable to convert them, leaving the game barren at the end of the 90 minutes.

The referee ruled the Dwamena was in an offside position.

With that number, with one party remaining, Egypt has been confirmed to be the group victor and secure a ticket to the 2018 World Cup finals.


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