Ivory coast defeat Meteors on Penalties: player ratings

Published on: 19 November 2019

The Black Meteors failed  a place in the finals of the U-23 AFCON after losing out penalties to Ivory Coast.

Black Meteors lost 3-2 on penalties after the game finished 2-2. Ibrahim Tanko’s side came from behind twice including a last-gasp equaliser scored by Evans Mensah.

Kwame Baah – 6

His poor pass to Habib led to the Ivorian’s first goal. He made some important saves during the game and also saved one penalty in the shootout.

Fobi Kingsley- 4

Had a fairly quiet day as he spent most of his time on the backfoot. He was eventually substituted in extra time.

Edward Sarpong – 3

Did not have the best f days he constantly made errors on the left flank.

Mohammed Habib - 5

Was caught ball watching for Dao’s first goal but also made some crucial blocks and interceptions.

Fuseini Zackaria – 4.5

Went to sleep for Dao’s second goal and struggled against the Ivory Coast attack.

Lomotey Emmanuel – 5.5

Looked good in midfield but wore out as the game went on. He scored his penalty in the shootout.

Michael Agbekpornu – 4

Started the game well but made some poor decisions later in the game.

Yaw Yeboah – 6.5

Scored his second goal of the tournament and Ghana’s second against Ivory Coast. He looked bright whenever he had the ball.

Robin Polley – 1

Picked up a yellow card and was subbed off after the 27th minute. A day to forget.

Evans Mensah - 6

Was full of running and capped off a positive performance with a well taken equaliser in the last minute. He also missed his penalty during the shootout.

Samuel Obeng – 6

Scored Ghana’s second penalty with a beautiful panenka. He also grabbed an assist for Yeboah’s goal.

Substitutes

Kwabena Owusu - 3.5

Gave away the ball the ball a lot after coming on, but worked hard providing the assist for Evans Mensah’s goal.

Frank Arhin – 3

Looked energetic when he came on. He also offered protection for Sarpong.

Emmanuel Cudjoe – 1

Came on in extra time and barely contributed positively on the field of play. He played a very poor penalty to leave Ghana under pressure.

 

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