Ghana player ratings against Zimbabwe: Black Stars midfielders run the show

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Ghana player ratings against Zimbabwe: Black Stars midfielders run the show

Jojo Wallocott – 5/10

On his second appearance for Ghana, the Swindon Town goalkeeper appeared to lack composure and was jittery, one such moment almost resulting in a goal gifted to Zimbabwe but for a last-ditch clearance. Yet to find his confidence and looks to be having communication problems with his backline.

Daniel Amartey – 5/10

Amartey put up a decent performance at right-back but like in Saturday’s 3-1 win over Zimbabwe, the Leicester City man offered little going forward. Joined the two centre-backs at times to give Ghana a stronger three-man back line on occasions.

Abdul Rahman Baba – 5/10

The Reading man struggled to get in sync with the game, but provided a good outlet for Ghana in attack on occasions. His reading of the game and decision making in key moments on the day left much to be desired.

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Jonathan Mensah – 5/10

Like on Saturday, Mensah was unable to organise his back line which was breached on multiple occasions and only saved by poor finishing on the part of Zimbabwe.

Alexander Djiku – 5/10

Unlucky to go off the pitch in the second half due to injury. Guilty alongside Mensah and Wallocott for Ghana’s poor defensive organisation and appeared a bit too mechanical in his play.

Iddrisu Baba – 7.5/10

Arguably the Man of the Match, the Real Mallorca man showed why he must be a starter for Ghana under Rajevac, providing a running body in front of the backline in screening the defensive, linking the defence to attack and allowing Thomas Partey needed flexibility.

Thomas Partey – 7/10

With Iddrisu taking up the defensive duty, Partey took up a strong responsibility of helping with ball progression while joining up in defence and attack in box-to-box capacity when needed. Capped his day with a free-kick for the match winner.

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Mohammed Kudus – 7/10

The Ajax man’s growing reputation as perhaps Ghana’s most important man continues as he was a constant threat for Zimbabwe. He did not just contribute creatively and in dictating affairs in midfield but was in addition a scoring threat, going close to goal on several occasions and striking the bar one time.

Jordan Ayew – 4.5/10

Moved from lead striker to right wing, the Crystal Palace did little to affect the game as Ghana mainly threatened down the left and through the middle.

Kamaldeen Sulemana – 5.5/10

The Stade Rennes attacker was a joy for Ghana down the left but he would have to learn to influence games a bit more than in bursts.

Benjamin Tetteh – 5/10

The Turkey-based striker was a hard worker in putting the Zimbabwean defence under a lot of pressure but could have done better in holding up play and exerting himself on the match.

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Daniel-Kofi Kyereh – 5/10

Came on for Kamaldeen Sulemana on the hour mark but could not influence the game as much as the man he replaced.

Joseph Aidoo – 5/10

Took the place of injured Djiku in the second half and was lucky not to have seen a weak back-pass intercepted by Zimbabwe for a possible equaliser.

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