Ghana defeated Zimbabwe to 1-0 complete a double over the Warriors in the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers at the National Sports on Tuesday.

A sumptuous free kick from Thomas Partey in the first half was enough to hand the Black Stars the maximum points.

Coach Milovan Rajevac made two changes to the team that featured in the reverse league three days ago.

Benjamin Tetteh and Baba Iddrisu were handed start ahead of Skipper Andre Ayew and Fatawu Issahaku.

Kelvin Mosunde nearly got the opening goal for Zimbabwe by the 24th after he narrowly missed a cross from Khamat Billiat.

Three minutes later, Zimbabwe had another opportunity after a poor control from Ghana goalkeeper Wollacot after a pass from Baba Iddrisu nearly fell in the way of Knowledge Musonda. However, the shot-stopper recovered on time to save the situation.

Ghana took the lead by the 31st minute through Thomas Teye Partey. The Arsenal midfielder perfectly sent in his free kick after Baba Rahman was fouled in front of the penalty box.

After the break, Kudus Mohammed almost doubled the Black Stars lead with a long range shot. However, his effort was denied by the cross bar.

Ghana sat back and managed the game as the Zimbabweans threw their arsenal in search of the equalizer.

The Black Stars held on till the blast of the final whistle.

Substitutions

Kamaldeen Sulemana – out  / Daniel Kofi Kyereh

Alexander Djiku out / Joseph Aidoo

Jordan Ayew out/ Samuel Owusu

Benjamin Tetteh out/ Caleb Ekuban