Ghana 2-0 Sudan: Ghana Qualify For World Cup 2010


The Black Stars outclassed their opponents at home by two clear goals, allowing them to be the first African country to qualify for the event.

Group D consists of Ghana, Mali, Benin and Sudan. Before the game Ghana topped the group with a maximum points tally of 9, while Mali had 4.

The two-goal win sent Ghana to 12 points, allowing them to create a substantial gap over the other sides in their standings.

The Black Stars pushed forward from the start, and they were soon rewarded for their efforts with a 14th minute goal from Sulley Muntari. Sudan struggled to get back into the game, with few chances falling the way of the visitors.

Ghana consolidated their lead in the 54th minute with Chelsea star Michael Essien leading by example while putting the game beyond the Sudanese.

With regards to qualification to the World Cup next year, Ghana is the first African country after hosts South Africa to qualify for the event.

The Black Stars did so with their 2-0 win over Sudan, thanks to Benin registering a draw against Mali. This means that none of the other sides in the group can qualify for next year’s World Cup.

As far as the African Nations Cup goes, Ghana has already qualified, and the other two spots are still up for grabs.


~ by footballdirecta on September 7, 2009.

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