2026 World Cup qualifiers: Each Black Stars player rated from the Comoros defeat

Published on: 22 November 2023

Ghana lost to Comoros by a goal to nil at the Moroni Stadium in their second 2026 World Cup qualifier on Tuesday evening.

The Black Stars conceded a poor goal toward the end of the first half to lose away from home, failing to grab the opportunity to top Group I after the first two qualifying matches.

Here’s how we rated each player out of 10:

Richard Ofori – 4

The Orlando Pirates goalkeeper made some decent saves and could not do much to stop the goal because the defenders didn’t make any effort to stop Maolida.

Denis Odoi – 3.5

The veteran defender was exposed to some serious one-on-one battles and did well to make sure there was no danger and dealt some counter attacks.

Gideon Mensah – 3.5

Put up an average performance and attempted some late crosses when Ghana was chasing the game.

Kasim Adams – 4

Made a vital goal-bound clearance and was decent throughout the game, but didn’t rush out to try stopping the scorer.

Nicholas Opoku – 3

The Amiens center-back was complicit in Ghana conceding the goal as they looked on without making an attempt to stop the attacker.

Salis Abdul Samed – 3

Failed again together with Baba Idrissu to hold down the midfield for Ghana.

Baba Idrissu – 3

Followed the goal scorer from the moment he picked up the ball around 25 yards out until he entered the box and made the shot.

Andre Ayew – 2.5

Could not affect the game at all and was rightfully taken off at half time.

Inaki Williams – 3

Missed the target with at least two clear goal-scoring opportunities.

Antoine Semenyo – 3

Failed to hit the target from point blank range very early into the game. Scoring could have changed everything.

Jordan Ayew – 4

Was one player who could hold down the ball for Ghana and do something. Like the Madagascar game, his set pieces and crosses were decent.


Mohammed Kudus – 4

Tried his best to get the ball to the opposition box when he came on and tried a few shots but couldn’t rescue Ghana.

Majeed Ashimeru – 3.5

Made some driving runs as usual but couldn’t make an impact like tha Madagascar game.

Ernest Nuamah – 3

Played with some sense of urgency and got the ball into the back of the net but fouled the goalie in the process.

Abdul Fatawu Issahaku – N/A

Jonathan Sowah – N/A