2026 WCQ: Ghana Lose To Comoros, Placed Second In Group I

Ghana’s 2026 World Cup Qualification hopes have suffered a blow after Group I rivals, Comoros, at the Stade de Moroni on Tuesday evening defeated the West African 1-0 in a highly contested game.

Myziane Maolida’s strike late in the first half secured a famous victory for the Coelacanths, who rise to the top of the standings as the only team to have taken all six points in their group.

Ghana according to Superport, were the more fluid team in the opening half-hour of the match, with the likes of Antoine Semenyo and the Ayew brothers, Jordan and Andre, combining well to create some decent chances, though they failed to test Comoros goalkeeper Salim Ben Boina.

Comoros then found their footing in the game and claimed the lead in the 43rd minute, with Yacine Bourhane teeing up Myziane Maolida to put the hosts 1-0 up heading into the halftime interval.

As for the Black Stars, they are placed third on three points after failing to build on their opening win over Madagascar last week.

Mali are second on four points, with Madagascar (three), Central African Republic (one) and Chad (zero) making up the rest of the standings.

Comoros win against the Black stars have position them as rivals. Recall that during the 2022 AFCON, the Coelacanths
eliminated them (Ghana) at the competition after a 3-2 defeat in Garoua.

Both teams will return to the qualifiers in June 2024, with Ghana facing Mali and Central Africa Republic, while Comoros will battle Madagascar and Chad.

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