Ghana’s World Cup Dream is over after drawing 0-0 at Uganda
Ghana’s 2018 FIFA World Cup finals chances continue fade again on Saturday after drawing 0-0 at Uganda in the penultimate qualifier.
Despite fielding a depleted side, the Black Stars put a decent performance and probably could have won the day.
They were denied a penalty in the second half and scored a legitimate goal in injury time was disallowed by by referee Bennette.
In the opening minutes, the home side were handed a free-kick just outside the penaltybox but danger man Miya skied his effort.
In the 19th minute, goalkeeper Richard Ofori was forced to make a diving save on a low cross from the right which was later thumped away.
Just after the half-hour mark, Ghana found the back of the net but referee Daniel Bennett disallowed becuase scorer Daniel Amartey was offside.
Sassuolo star Alfred Duncan floated in free kick from the right flank but the Leicester City man, who headed home, was clearly meters ahead of the Cranes defenders.
Two minutes later, right back Daniel Opare rushed into the box to meet a dipping corner kick from the left wing but the Augsburg defender’s touch went over the frame.
Uganda replied on 36 minutes when Kizito, inside the box unmarked, failed to apply a touch to a cross from the right
Two minutes from regulation time, Miya collected a mis-kicked pass inside the box but he smashed it just across the face of goal.
64th minute Kizito was put through but he could connect with his left foot as the ball rolled over for goal kick.
A minute later, Derrick Nsibambic shocking missed from close range with a header after a cross from the left wing.
Ghana were denied a penalty after Frank Acheampong was pushed down inside the box but referee Benett waived to continue.
With a quarter of an hour left, Boakye shot feebly from 20 yards into the arms of goalkeeper Onyango.
The remainder of the minutes were topsy-turvy and both sides failed to create scoring chances.
At the death, striker Richmond Boakye unleased a belter which bounced off goalkeeper Onyango for Raphael Dwamena to connect home but the flag was up for offside when TV replay showed he was onside.