Uganda held the Black Stars of Ghana to a controversial 0-0 draw in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying tie played at the Mandela National stadium today.
Ghana felt hard done by after what seemed like a legitimate goal was ruled out for offside in the added time. The draw dents hopes for Ghana making it to Russia, although Uganda remain with slim hopes - praying that bottom placed Congo Brazzaville defeat Egypt tomorrow.
Striker Emmanuel Arnold Okwi kept the Ghana defenders busy with his quick runs that also got skipper Daniel Amartey booked for a foul on him.
Farouk Miya blasted wide from a free kick after six minutes, while Okwi's cross cross after 17 minutes was also punched out of danger by Ghana's goalkeeper Richard Ofori.
After 34 minutes Daniel Opare had a chance for Ghana, but his shot after a corner kick had been taken missed the target. The pitch was in appalling state after Pentecostals used it for overnight prayers on Wednesday.
In the second half Ghana looked far more comfortable on the ball, but still lacked the killer punch in-front of the Uganda Cranes goal. Ghana's coach Kwesi Appiah made some changes, but his players failed to break the Ugandan team.
Daniel Nsibambi would have netted for Uganda, but with goalkeeper to beat, he headed out a well taken Geoffrey Walusimbi cross. Uganda had William Kizito Luwagga limp off injured later in the second half.
With four minutes showed for added time Okwi tried a long shot but Ghana's goalkeeper was up to the task. Ghana thought they had scored through substitute Patrick Twumasi, but it was ruled off-side. The Ghana players surrounded the match officials after the final whistle.
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