CHAN qualifier: Player ratings : Ghana 0-1 Burkina Faso – Augustine Okrah, Joseph Esso stars despite Ghana’s defeat

Black Stars B suffered a painful 0-1 defeat to Burkina Faso in the first leg of their 2020 CHAN Qualifier on Sunday afternoon.

A 94th minute strike by Yannick Stephanie secured the first leg advantage for Burkina Faso at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.

Footballmaeinghana.com rated the performance of Black Stars B players by over (10)

Felix Annan ( 7/10)-
He was rarely tested today. Saved all the balls that came to him. Can’t be blame for the goal he conceded.

Fatawu Mohammed ( 6.5/10)- Very solid at the back. Made few crosses which his teammates couldn’t utilise and also have a good recovery rate. Made a timely intervention to deny Modey Cisse in the first half.

Moro Ibrahim ( 5/10)
– Was very good going forward. Almost all his crosses were bad. A bit sluggish sometimes. Will need more games to get back to his best.

Habib Mohammed ( 5/10) –
The Sweeper defender was sensational today. Passes well and tackled well. He rescued Ghana in the first half after he used his two legs to block the ball from going to the post. Committed and unforgivable blunder that resulted to his team defeat.

Mohammed Alhassan( 6.5/10)-
Was Very good at the back. Combined so well with Habib Mohammed. Blocked more balls today. Won several aerial duels at the back.

Justice Blay ( 6/10) -Another great performance by the midfielder. Was everywhere on the pitch. Was dispossessed many times when on the attack.

Appiah McCarthy( 5/10) –
No a good game for the deep line playmaker. Struggled to stamp his authority in the game. He helped to lubricate the midfield but lost more possessions too.

Emmanuel Gyamfi ( 6.5/10) –
Started well in the first half. Wasted two clear oppourtinies in the game. Was a bit sluggish in the second half until he was substituted for Ocran.

Augustine Okrah ( 7/10)-
Great display by the nibble footed attacker. Dropped deep to help in midfield. Was denied twice by the Impressive Aboabacar Sawadogo.

Shafiu Mumuni ( 6/10) – Wasted a lot of goalscoring chances in the second half. Caused the Stallions defense a lot of problems at the back.

Joseph Esso( 7/10) –
He was everywhere on the pitch today. Wore his socks off for the team. Had some of his decisions making wrong in the game. He could have score at least a goal if he was a bit selfish.

Substitute

Emmanuel Ocran ( 6.7/10) – Came in with a fresh energy and nearly set up Shafiu Mumuni for the opener. Was a thorn in the flesh of the visitors defense when he is on the ball. Added some bite in the attack.

James Akaminko (6.8/10)-His introduction stabilized the midfield for Ghana. Took control of the midfield and free up Justice Blay in the second half.

Prince Opoku Agyemang ( 5/10)- Showed some glimpses of his qualities after coming on for Shafiu Mumuni. Didn’t have enough time to make an impact in the game

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