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Ghana fielded a new-look side but impressed hugely in the 0-0 draw with Uganda at the Nelson Mandela Stadium on Saturday in a penultimate 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier.
How did the depleted Black Stars rate individually against Uganda in Kampala ?
GHANASoccernet.com gives out the marks against Bafana Bafana
Richard Ofori- 5
The Maritzburg goalkeeper was not involved so much in action but on the few occasions he was called into action, he proved capable and smothered dangerous situation. In the first half he made a vital interception and collected some shots during the second stanze.
This away clean sheet will boost his confidence.
The Augsburg man was making his return to the starting line-up for the first time in three years and was solid at the back.
The left back was quiet but did not make mistakes too. He was beaten to the physical game and was not able to join the attack often.
Daniel Amartey (Capt)-7
The Leicester City man was rock solid at the back and muscled out the Uganda attackers with his strength. His confidence was not hurt by the early yellow card received.
He scored a goal- a superb header-which was disallowed by referee Daniel Bennett.
The Club Africain centre kept his composure and was a perfect libero on the afternoon. His height came in handy as he headed out all dangerous aerial balls floated into the box by the Crances.
Duncan had a quiet afternoon but did well with his distributions.
The debutants showed more glimpses and won a lot of admiration for his ball contribution and sulky skills. He has the speed to compliments his efforts. Definitely one for the future.
Ebenezer Ofori- 6
Ofori continued what he has been doing for the Black Stars since his introduction at the Africa Cup of Nations. He came to life in the second half when he
Richmond Boakye Yiadom- 6
The striker could not find the back of the net but his contributions were visibly. He kept on drawing out the Uganda defenders to create room for Partey and Frank Acheampong. Boakye’s minute effort came off the chin of goalkeeper Onyango which was connected home by Dwamena but referee disallowed.
The Atletico Madrid midfielder was in full swing and was leading Ghana’s attack with his irrepressible confidence. In the first half, he came close to scoring but he side-netted. He caused troubles for the Cranes with his ball control and passes.
The winger was not very effective on the left flank but his experienced help when the team was defending. He was pushed down inside the box for a clear penalty but the referee ignored.