LIVE UPDATES: Comoros 1-0 Ghana – 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers

Published on: 21 November 2023

Good evening and welcome to the live text commentary of the game between Comoros and Ghana today.

The Black Stars of Ghana are coming up against Comoros at the Moroni Stadium in a second game of the qualifiers for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

Ahead of kick-off at 4 pm, Ghana coach Chris Hughton has made three changes to his starting line-up for the FIFA World Cup qualifier against Comoros.

Full-back Denis Odoi, Kasim Nuhu Adams, and captain Andre Ayew have been named in place of injured Daniel Amartey, Alidu Seidu, and Mohammed Kudus.

Gideon Mensah, Denis Odoi, Nicholas Opoku, and Kasim Nuhu make the back four with Richard Ofori keeping his place in goal.

Abdul Samed Salis and Baba Iddrisu will play in the heart of the pitch while Andre Ayew operates behind the three of Antoine Semenyo, Jordan Ayew, and Inaki Williams.

We are just an hour away from the important game this evening. So far a good atmosphere among the Black Stars players as they are seen chanting jama as tradition demands.

Go Black Stars Go!!!

The two national teams are out on the pitch ahead of kick-off. We will listen to their anthems soon.

All is now set for the game to kick off. The Moroni Stadium is so packed right now. This should be an exciting game.

First Half:

1' We are off at the Moroni Stadium. Comoros 0-0 Ghana.

3' A very good showing from both teams so far. Who will get the first goal?

6' Chance for Ghana!! Antoine Semenyo is through on goal but his effort brushes the side net. What a chance wasted.

10' Comoros attacker Yousouf tries an audacious attempt from range hoping to catch Ghana goalkeeper Richard Ofori off guard. His effort is way off target.

13' The pace of the game has played in the last few months. It appears both teams are playing with a lot of caution.

17' There is still nothing to separate the two teams.

20' Salamani with the first shot on target for Comoros. Richard Ofori is alert and makes a good save.

21' Chance for Ghana at the other hand. Inaki Williams finds Jordan Ayew with a good cross but he fails to direct his header on target.

23' Richard Ofori is forced to make another save as Comoros comes on a quick counterattack.

25' A well-worked Comoros corner catches the Ghana defense off-guard. Richard Ofori on the other hand is alert and makes a wonderful save.

30' Ghana is now on the offensive, and Antoine Semenyo is fouled on the edge of the Comoros box. This is a fine opportunity for the Black Stars to take the lead.

31' Jordan Ayew takes the free-kick but his effort is over the bar.

35' What a cagey game. Both teams not leaving anything for chance here.

37' Richard Ofori requires medical attention. He receives the needed attention and is able to continue the game.

40' We are into the final five minutes of the first half.

43' Comoros have taken the lead after a very good goal. What a time to score!!!

45' We will play four minutes of additional time.


The referee has whistles to bring the first half to an end. Ghana trails at the break. We will be back in 15 minutes for the second half.

Second Half:

46' We are back underway for the second half. Can Ghana find a way back?

49' Comoros currently playing a defensive game. It is clear the hosts want to defend the 1-0 lead from the first half.

53' OH Inaki!! That should have been a goal for Ghana. Inaki Williams gets on the end of a cross but his efforts is over the bar.

56' Comoros are always dangerous when they attack. It's been a good display from the hosts so far.

60' We have done an hour into this contest. Comoros 1-0 Ghana.

64' Coach Chris Hughton makes a double substitution. Majeed Ashimeru and Ernest Nuamah are on to help the Black Stars.

67' Ernest Nuamah has injected pace into the attack of Ghana. Will he be the game-changer for the Black Stars to pick a point?

70' Comoros 1-0 Ghana.

73' This has been difficult to watch for Ghanaians.

76' Gideon Mensah wins a corner for Ghana. It is taken by Jordan Ayew but no one is there to convert.

80' We are into the final 10 minutes of the contest. Can Ghana score late again?

81' Jordan Ayew is replaced by Abdul Fatawu Issahaku.

89' Comoros with a chance to score the second goal from a free-kick. The free-kick is taken but no trouble for goalkeeper Richard Ofori.

90' We will do five minutes of additional time.

Full Time:

It's all over at the Moroni Stadium. Ghana suffered defeat at the hands of Comoros.

Thank you for joining us for the game.

The next assignment for the Black Stars will be in Ivory Coast for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations tournament.