KUMASI, Sep. 1, 2017 (AMP) — Russia 2018 (African Qualifiers) : Ghana tied 1-1 with Congo-Brazzaville (halftime: 0-1), in a qualifying game for the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Friday afternoon at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.
The Congoleses started off well by taking the lead thanks to Congolese forward Thievy Bifouma in the 18th minute. However, even though they were leading 1-0 at half time, they could not prevent a comeback by Ghana with a saving goal from Partey in the 85th minute.
The result put the Ghanaians third in Group E with 2 points. Congo-Brazzaville is bottom with one point. In their next game, Ghana will meet Congo-Brazzaville at the Baba Yara Stadium on September 5, while Congo-Brazzaville will face Ghana.
Fixtures and Results : Third Round Group E
Ghana at the World Cup
- 3 appearances (first in 2006)
- 13 participations in the qualifications (first in 1962)
Congo-Brazzaville at the World Cup
- Never qualified
- 9 participations in the qualifications (first in 1974)