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Match report: Ghana win opening game at AFCON 2017

Match report: Ghana win opening game at AFCON 2017

Ghana have won their AFCON 2017 opening group game against Uganda thanks to a penalty from Andre Ayew.

Match report: Ghana win opening game at AFCON 2017

Ayew (center) celebrates his goal with teammates

The Black Stars dominated the first half, but lost all of their momentum in the second.

Uganda had numerous chances to win it in the second half but some errant long shots and crossing failed them after the break in which they improved.

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Match report: Ghana win opening game at AFCON 2017

Asamoah Gyan in action

Ayew scored the winning goal in the 31st miunute from the penalty spot after isinde who was disposed of possession by Gyan felled the striker.

Match report: Ghana win opening game at AFCON 2017

Ghana’s Frank Acheampong shields the ball from Uganda’s Moses Oloya

That was how the match ended as Ghana (one of the tournament favorites) picked up three points.

The other teams in Group D are Mali and Egypt.

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