(Reuters) – Ghana’s Africa Cup of Nations marketing campaign got here to a humiliating finish on Tuesday as they had been overwhelmed 3-2 by debutants Comoros Islands at Garoua’s Roumde Adjia Stadium to complete backside of Group C with only a single level.
El Fardou Ben Mohamed scored Comoros’ first ever aim on the continental finals earlier than Ahmed Mogni added a second simply previous the hour-mark. Goals from Richmond Boakye and Alexander Djiku levelled the sport up for Ghana, however Mogni grabbed a winner for the tiny island nation with 5 minutes remaining.
It is the primary time of their historical past that Ghana have did not win at the very least one pool stage match having made 22 previous visits to the finals, their trigger not helped in Garoua by enjoying for 65 minutes with 10 males after a harsh early crimson card for lead striker Dede Ayew.
Morocco topped Group C with seven factors, adopted by Gabon on 5, who additionally advance to the second spherical. Comoros have an out of doors probability of being among the many finest third-placed finishers, although their minus two goal-difference will possible depend towards them.
(Reporting by Nick Said; Editing by Toby Davis)