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Africa Cup Of Nations: Ghana, Zambia, Ivory Coast All Win

Ghana made it three wins from three with a 2-0 win over Sudan in their latest 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the Cape Coast stadium on Thursday.

Andre Ayew was the hero as he scored two fine goals on his 91st appearance for the Black Stars but the Group C game was also overshadowed by a confrontation between Sudan coach Hubert Velud and a match official.

Swansea's Ayew scored the opening goal in the 18th minute as he curled in a free kick from the edge of the D, with the goalkeeper left stranded. Then in the 36th minute came the controversy as Sudan claimed a penalty as Ghana defender John Boye tangled with striker Abdel Rahman as he burst into the area.

When the penalty was waved away it incensed Frenchman Velud and he angrily confronted the assistant referee, who put his hand up to push the coach away resulting in him falling to the ground.

To add insult to injury Velud was shown a yellow card when he stood up. On the stroke of half-time Ghana and Ayew had a second goal ruled out out when he was ruled to have committed a foul as he rose to head the ball into the net.

He eventually got his second with nine minutes left to play as he raced down the right wing before cutting inside and beating two players before lashing the ball just inside the post from the edge of the area.

Ghana are without midfielder Thomas Partey for the games against Sudan, as has stayed with his English club Arsenal to recover from a thigh injury he suffered in Sunday's 3-0 loss to Aston Villa. The two teams meet again in Khartoum on Tuesday.

Source: bbc

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